Dr Janet Barnes

Chief Executive - York Museums Trust

Janet Barnes has been Chief Executive of York Museums Trust, an independent charity, since it was set up in 2002 by the city of York Council. Janet was the Director of the Crafts Council from 1999 - 2002 based in London and before that had a variety of curatorial and management roles in Sheffield Galleries and Museums from 1977 - 1999. In 1985 the Ruskin Gallery was opened under her leadership which housed the educational collection created by John Ruskin for the people of Sheffield.

Since 2004 Janet has been the chairman of Arts Council Yorkshire and is a member of the National Council. She is also a Director of the Guild of St George and Visit York - the public / private partnership that promotes York as a tourist destination.





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