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AIM Biffa Award History Makers panel
Andrew Lovett – Chair
Andrew has 20 years senior-level experience; working in the museums, leisure, arts, heritage and protected landscape sectors.
After 11 years working in visitor services for the Lake District National Park, Andrew moved into museums in 1996, as Head of Visitor Services for York Museums. In 2000, Andrew became the Founding General Manager of STEAM: Museum of the Great Western Railway, before moving into the arts in 2003, to become Deputy Director at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, including three spells as Acting Director & Chief Executive. After 6 years at BALTIC, Andrew joined Black Country Living Museum, an independent charity, as only its second Director & Chief Executive.
Andrew is a member of the National Museums Directors Council and the Chair of AIM. He is also the co-founder of the Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme, led by Black Country Living Museum and designed to help those working in the cultural sector build resilient organisations for the 21st Century.
Mark is the Director of Burgh House and Hampstead Museum in London, a small, independent, self-funding, Accredited museum, historic building and arts centre set in Hampstead Village. He previously ran his own events business and worked in Enterprises for the National Trust.
Rhiannon is an experienced museum professional specialising in exhibitions and project management for building conservation. For the last ten years Rhiannon has worked at Historic Royal Palaces in a variety of roles. She is currently Assistant Head of Projects working across HRP’s sites on projects as varied as new exhibitions, staff accommodation and improving accessibility to historic buildings. Before joining HRP Rhiannon worked as Interpretation Manager for the British Museum and prior to this as the Lead Museum Development Officer for the South West Museums, Libraries and Archives Council providing advice and support to over 250 regional museums.
Marilyn is Director of The Lightbox and is a museums and galleries consultant. Marilyn has spent all her career in museums, galleries and heritage organisations. She has experience with national museums and has worked for both the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum where she undertook a curatorial role and also worked as Head of Corporate Affairs, where she founded the Friends organisation and pioneered corporate entertaining in museum and gallery settings. She has also worked for local authority museums and The National Trust as a Property Director.
Marilyn set up the Museums and Galleries Masters programme in The Business School at The University of Greenwich. She also works in the independent and not for profit sector and has been a consultant on a number of new museum developments. Her particular strengths are fundraising, trustee development, governance and change management. Marilyn has extensive consultancy experience and has worked as an adviser to The British Council on a number of overseas museum projects, she has worked in Bahrain, Slovenia, Georgia, China and Pakistan. She is a former member of the UK Heritage Lottery Fund panel and co-Vice-Chair of AIM and a Trustee of The Geffrye Museum, Brooklands Museum and The Heritage Alliance.
Caroline Worthington has been working in independent museums for over 20 years most recently in chief executive roles at the Florence Nightingale Museum and Bexley Heritage Trust. In 2017 she became Director of the Royal British Society of Sculptors – a membership organisation supporting the practice of 700 members worldwide. Caroline is co-Vice-Chair of AIM.
Rachel Maidment – Biffa Award representative
Further recruitment to panel due early 2021.