London Museums Group represents all London museums and those who work in them. It is open to paid workers, volunteers, freelancers from curators and cafe staff to directors and documentation assistants. If you work in a museum or your museum is based in the London region then you're welcome to join us. Membership is free!
What do we do?
Judy Lindsay (Chair)
Head of Museum, Central Saint Martins
Judy has worked in the museum sector since 1997. She has experience of working in national, independent and university museums. She specialises in governance, fundraising, interpretation and working with volunteers. She is a member of the MA’s Ethics committee.
Geoff Pick (Vice Chair)
Geoff is Head of Public Engagement in the City of London's Culture, Heritage and Libraries Department. He manages two accredited museums - Keats House in Hampstead (the former home of the poet John Keats) and Guildhall Art Gallery in the City, which also contains the archaeological remains of London's Roman amphitheatre.
Martin Wyatt (Vice Chair)
Deputy Director at Handel House Museum
Martin is responsible for all elements of the day-to-day running of the museum, along with longer-term strategic planning and the maintenance of policies, finances and the collection. Martin has previous extensive experience in two national museums in a variety of roles.
Dale Copley (Company Secretary)
Museum Development Officer at The Fusilier Museum, Tower of London
Dale specialises in small museums and is the only professional member of staff at The Fusilier Museum where she has just finished work on a Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment of the museum's galleries. Dale is currently establishing the museum's community outreach and volunteer programmes.
Susan Buhr (Treasurer and Membership Secretary)
Collections Manager, Greenwich Heritage Centre (maternity cover)
Susan is currently completing an MRes is Museum Cultures at Birkbeck and has previously worked at Havering and Hampstead Museums. From September Susan will become Project Curator for a special exhibition about the Olympics in Greenwich.
Ordinary committee members:
Director of London Transport Museum
Sam has experience of leading an income-generating (charging) museum, of governance and the transition from funded to independent status and an awareness of the national picture from membership of AIM & MA boards.
Chief Executive, Bexley Heritage Trust
Caroline joined BHT in March 2011. Prior to joining the Trust she was Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum which she led through a complete refurbishment costing £1.4million. Caroline’s background is as an art curator and she has worked in museums and galleries across England since 1996
Nadia Brice (Events Group)
Manager, Valentines Mansion, Redbridge
Nadia plans and manages the Mansion’s cultural programme of events and exhibitions, and is responsible for income generation activities and services. She also manages facilities and operations, a successful volunteer programme and the effective promotion of community and business oriented services.
Nicky Boyd (Share London Scheme Liaison)
Nicky is a Museum Consultant (specialising in audience research and evaluation) based in London. She has worked in the Museum sector since 1992. Her clients include local authority, independent and national museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage organisations.
John Orna Ornstein British Museum (National Museums Liaison)
Head of National Programmes, British Museum
John runs the British Museum’s community and partnership work in London and around the UK. His focus in London, beyond the work of the BM, is on better integration of the nationals into the wider museum ecology.
Museum & Local Studies Manager London Borough of Enfield
Val has a Masters in Museum and Gallery Management and has worked in the British Museum, Forty Hall and Islington Museum. She has been co-ordinator for the Conservation Forum (predecessor to ICON) and has worked as a museum and conservation consultant. Val was a trustee of MLA London till its dissolution in March 2010 and specialises in handling collections and hands on exhibits.
Miranda Stearn (Events Group)
Arts and Heritage development Co-ordinator, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Arts Service, Orleans House Gallery
Miranda has spent the past 6 years in the public sector, working in heritage education before moving on to arts and heritage development and management. Her work spans museum and gallery education, exhibition development, fundraising, and academia. She has curated several exhibitions and is currently researching a PhD looking at museum-commissioned interventions by contemporary artists.
Head of Special Collections at London Metropolitan University
Caroline currently manages museum, archive and library collections at the Women's Library and TUC Library Collections. Her past experience has included 19 years in local government museums and 8 at the BFI, managing the National Film and Television Archive, the Museum of the Moving Image and commercial activities.
Marketing Manager, Musical Museum, West London
Ginette spent time in the press office of a museum in the United States and her early career encompassed roles in advertising agencies and marketing in the commercial & business to business sectors. Ginette studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and for several years was a trustee of a charity facilitating visits to museums for individuals with disabilities.
Cheryl Smith (Events Group)
Head of Heritage, Islington Council
Cheryl trained as an archaeologist before coming to museums. She has worked in both national and local London authority museums and now manages a heritage service in north London. She has a wide knowledge and understanding of current issues within museums and is committed to helping develop the sector.