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Staff

  • Penny Johnson, Director

    Heads the Government Art Collection, an accredited Museum with a worldwide presence.  She has developed the Collection over twenty years, overseeing major commissions, acquisitions and new partnerships; directing the team to ensure the works are cared for and displayed; and promoting the visual arts to a global audience.

  • Elizabeth Macarthy, Executive Assistant to Penny Johnson

    The Director’s assistant is first point of contact for directorate enquiries. They manage the Director’s diary, schedules meetings and often corresponds on behalf of the Director.

  • Eliza Gluckman, Senior Curator and Deputy Director

    Deputises for the Director running the Collection, develops external partnerships and manages the curatorial direction – including identifying acquisitions – and programme, with an eye to diversity and representation. She also ensures that the Collection contributes to DCMS objectives.

  • Melinda Gibson and James Morrison, Senior Collection Coordinators

    Job-share the coordination of the administration of the Collection. This includes budgets, business continuity, corporate planning, copyright clearances, as well as liaising with the acquisitions Advisory Committee and commissioning partners.

  • Madeline Betts, Documentation Manager

    Ensures that we have effective collections information and documentation policies, procedures, systems and standards in place and that these are managed, supported and developed across the work of the Collection.

  • Tony Harris, Digital Media and Photography Manager

    Ensures that the Collection’s photography and image management meets museum standards. He is also responsible for graphic design and ensuring our website is kept up to date.

  • Chantal Condron, Curator (Public Engagement)

    Manages the public programme – from behind the scenes tours and Open House visits, to on-site art talks for young to adult audiences. She researches the Collection to discover new stories and themes for wider engagement. Chantal is currently planning a new public programme for our new physical site in 2020.

  • Dr Laura Popoviciu, Curator (pre-1900)

    Generates and disseminates knowledge about the pre-1900 works of art in the Collection through research, curated displays, special projects, new acquisitions, online content, and public presentations.

  • Dr Claire FitzGerald, Curator (Modern and Contemporary)

    The production and sharing of knowledge about the Modern and Contemporary (20th century to today) works of art in the Collection, through research, new acquisitions, curated displays, special projects, online content, and public presentations.

  • Andrew Parratt, Head of Collection Care

    Heads the Collections team with oversight of our registrarial, technical and conservation work strands worldwide. Curates art displays for Government buildings that balance the needs of objects, locations and the people who come into contact with the Collection.

  • Sarah McFadden (Temporary) and Paulina Shearing, Registrars

    Are your first point of contact for queries about access to the Government Art Collection. The registrar deals with all aspects of the Collection on the move, from acquisition to display, including managing loans to public exhibitions, as well as overseeing displays in Government buildings and diplomatic missions.

  • Chris Christophorou, Technical Manager

    Manages the intake and dispatch of works of art and ensures their preparation to professional standards for display. Chris also oversees the installation of artworks in government buildings around the world.

  • Martin Few, Collection Technician

    Ensures the artworks live in beautifully-restored historic frames, and that all works are ready to be dispatched.

  • Anthony Lindsay, Collection Technician

    Prepares works for dispatch and supports installation teams with his knowledge of the artworks.