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, promoting the visual arts to a global audience.

  • Funmi Ohuruogu-Jeje, Executive Assistant to Penny Johnson

    Is the Director’s assistant and first point of contact for directorate enquiries. She manages 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 Coordinator

    Job-share the coordination of the administration of the Collection, from budgets, business continuity and corporate planning, copyright clearances through to 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 meet museum standards. He is also responsible for graphic design and ensuring our website is kept up to date.

  • Chantal Condron, Curator, Public Engagement and Research

    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 site in 2020.

  • Dr Laura Popoviciu, Curator (Historical)

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

  • Jessica Cerasi and Dr Claire FitzGerald, Curator (Modern & Contemporary)

    Job-share the production and sharing of knowledge about the Modern & Contemporary (20C 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.

  • Paulina Shearing and Jane Fisher, Registrars

    Are your first point of contact for queries about access to the Government Art Collection. The registrars deal 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 our 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.