Posted Wednesday 06 June 2012
Just twelve months on from our launch as a formal charity the London Museums Group now has a very pleasing 575 members. Our AGM was held on Friday 25th May at the Museum of London, Docklands, where we heard from Kate Starling on the future of Renaissance and regional programming at the Museum of London. We also heard from Sabine Unamun from Arts Council England about their Grants for the Arts Programme and from Peter Heslip, London Director of Visual Arts for Arts Council England, on the emerging landscape.
Ben Travers, Regional Museum Development Manager, spoke about the successes of the Survive and Thrive programme and we held a lively open mic session, where members told us about their experiences of our Share London scheme. ‘Sharings’ ranged from taking up offers of freezer space or free mannequins to opening up internal events to the wider museum sector. We then celebrated our first year with drinks on the terrace of Rum and Sugar in the sunshine.
The LMG committee are delighted to welcome four new Committee members - Natasha McEnroe (Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum), Paddy McNulty (a Culture and Heritage Consultant), Elizabeth Power (Head of Live Programmes at the London Transport Museum) and Julie Reynolds (consultant curator). I hope they will enjoy working with the LMG committee as we build on the success of our first year.