Reyahn King

Chief Executive - York Museums Trust

Reyahn King became Chief Executive of York Museums Trust in 2015 and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Trust and its trading subsidiary. York Museums Trust includes three museum venues: York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and York Art Gallery as well as 2 scheduled monuments and York Museum Gardens. Since 2015, York Art Gallery has developed its reputation for an inspirational and diverse temporary exhibition programme, Yorkshire Museum has delivered popular Viking and dinosaur exhibitions with outstanding digital interpretation and York Castle Museum has developed an ambitious vision for citizen engagement and capital development. As Chair of York Cultural Leaders Group, Reyahn led the development of York’s Culture Strategy.

Reyahn joined York Museums Trust from Heritage Lottery Fund where she had been Head of HLF West Midlands and was previously Director of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool. Reyahn began her career as a curator and has led capital projects and audience development at Coventry Arts and Heritage and Birmingham Museums. She has been a trustee of New Art Exchange in Nottingham, a role that reflected her career-long commitment to diversity.

Reyahn is a Trustee of Crafts Council and Culture Perth and Kinross and a Fellow of the Museums Association. 

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