Art Fund announces recipients in first year of the Headley Fellowships scheme 4 Apr 2019

The Art Fund has announced the first group of seven curators who will shared £200k to carry out in depth research into collections in their care. The funding backfills posts for either six months full time or part time spread over a year. The recipients are: 

  • Bryan Sitch, deputy head of collections at Manchester Museum who will research creating a new gallery of Chinese culture.
  • Karen Logan will research curating the Troubles and community history in Northern Ireland at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
  • Dan Hicks will research untold colonial histories at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
  • Subhadra Das will explore decolonising university science collections at UCL culture.
  • Margaret Maitland will explore Scottish archaeologist Alexander Henry Rind at National Museums Scotland
  • Adam Smith will explore Nottingham City Council’s nationally significant herbarium collection
  • Joanne Hancock will research the Great North Museum: Hancock’s collection of Native North American art.

 Art Fund Director Stephen Deuchar said “we know that most curators meanwhile brim with ideas around their collections and would dearly love more opportunity to deepen and extend their knowledge about the art and objects in their care; so we are truly delighted to be working with The Headley Trust to make these ambitions a reality.” There will be two more rounds of the fund over the next two years. Art Fund