Culture& has appointed a New Chair of Trustees, and for the first time, a Vice Chair.
Miranda Lowe was appointed as Chair of Trustees, and Svetlana Leu appointed for the new position of Vice Chair.
Miranda is a Principal Curator and museum scientist at the Natural History Museum, London. With over two decades worth of collections management and curatorial skills she cares for a plethora of historically important specimens, she also presents lectures on both curatorial research and popular science. Her scientific expertise is in peracarid crustacea and in coral taxonomy. Miranda directly manages both the Crustacea and cnidaria, and associated minor phyla collections.
Miranda is a founding member of Museum Detox, and also mentors students as part of the Social Mobility Foundation ‘Aspiring Professionals’ scheme and the Prince’s Trust. In 2013, Miranda was one of three finalists for the National Diversity Awards ‘Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith’, receiving a Certificate of Excellence for her achievement. Most recently she has received the accolade of being listed in BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet.
Svetlana is a cultural strategy and communications specialist with a passion for diversity and representation in the arts. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, she is an art historian by training, having graduated with first class honours from the University of York in 2016. She has worked at the Princeton University Art Museum, USA, and the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago. Svetlana currently works in the London office at Sutton Communications, a global company which works with leading institutions across the art world and the sector. Svetlana sits on the advisory board for Mimosa House and is a Champion for the Young Trustees Movement. Svetlana is also a member of Museum Detox and the UK Black Comms Network.
The new appointments will provide Culture& with the expertise and energy required to guide the charity into the next phase of delivering its mission of opening up the arts and heritage sectors.
England’s Heritage II, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2005. Credit (c) Errol Francis. Courtesy Dulwich Picture Gallery
Miranda Lowe, Culture& Chair of Trustees
Svetlana Leu, Culture& Vice Chair of Trustees