Trustees’ Lecture: Sharon Ament

When:
3 Jul '18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-07-03T18:00:00+01:00
2018-07-03T20:00:00+01:00

Reimagining, reinventing and transforming the Museum of London

A presentation and conversation with Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London.

Sharon Ament is Director of the Museum of London, which in 2015 announced its ambition to build a new museum for London and move to a new site in West Smithfield.

When starting at the Museum, Sharon committed to engaging every London school child in the Museum’s work. She believes the story the Museum tells is one of place and people, evolving through interaction and exchange which captures the capital’s complexity and contrasts through the London Collection.

Since joining the Museum in 2012, Sharon has been steering the next phase of the organisation’s development to more fulsomely reflect the energy and dynamism of London itself. In recent years, the Museum of London has achieved a record 1 million+ visitors, helped along by extremely successful exhibitions including Fire! Fire!The Cheapside Hoard and The Crime Museum Uncovered, engaged more school children than ever and acquired its largest object, the Heatherwick Olympic Cauldron from the 2012 Games.

Sharon is a member of the Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board; the London Area Council of Arts Council England and Chair of London’s Screen Archives. She teaches, advises and presents internationally and together with the Barbican Centre and City of London Corporation is helping to nurture the development of the Culture Mile in the City.

Guests are invited to join Trustees at 5.30pm for Prosecco & Strawberries in the Courtyard Garden, to celebrate the school’s commitment to creative learning and thank our Creative Partners for their support.

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