Janet Vitmayer CBE

Director and Chief Executive - Horniman Museum and Gardens

Janet has worked in UK museums since 1976, with a strong focus on public engagement.

As Director since 1999, she has guided the Horniman Museum and Gardens through a major transformation, including trebling visitor numbers, extending the Museum and redeveloping its Gardens.

Janet serves the wider UK museum sector through the Women Leaders in Museums Network, as Trustee of the Collections Trust and the Hunterian Collection, and as a Visitor to the University of Oxford (Pitt Rivers Museum).

Janet was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011, for services to Museums.

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