I am currently Exhibitions Manager at the National Portrait Gallery and have worked on a fascinating and challenging array of exhibitions during my 7 years here. I started my museums and gallery career in 2001 with a Registrars Assistant role at The Royal Academy alongside volunteering in the Exhibitions department at Dulwich Picture Gallery (alongside moonlighting as a Gallery attendant in order to pay those bills!). I was fortunate to then climb the ladder and learn my trade at DPG over 5 years, initially as Exhibitions Assistant then Officer and finally covering maternity leave for Head of Exhibitions. Whilst at DPG I also managed Loans Out in the early days so was able to get a great picture of the breadth the Registrar role can cover. I then moved on to The National Gallery for 7.5 years which was a fantastic experience to delve even deeper into the complexities of the Registrar role. I am delighted to take on the role of Chair of UKRG and continue the work of previous Chairs in supporting our members as well as finding ways to connect and share our rich resource of experience and knowledge.
I am currently Exhibitions Project Coordinator at the Royal Collection Trust. I work with curators, conservators, architects, designers and other specialists to produce exhibitions that draw on the vast array of artworks and objects that are held in the Royal Collection. Our programme spans the royal residences of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. We also tour exhibitions to UK museums and galleries, to share the collection more widely. Before this, I spent six years at the Royal Academy of Arts, focusing on exhibitions of contemporary art and architecture. I love the variety that comes with exhibitions work, and the collaboration between different experts. I am very excited to join the UKRG committee to contribute to this spirit of collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
Annie Brooke Lang
I have worked for the Science Museum Group registration team for over five years. I started as an assistant registrar working on exhibitions and then moved to collections registration. I currently split my time between two roles: Collections Review Registrar (working on transfers and historic loans); and Railway Heritage Registrar (registering designations and managing the database for the Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board). In 2015-2016 I interned at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, where I worked with Native American collections and completed projects in collections, registration, research, and programming. I am honoured to join the committee as Treasurer and look forward to working with the team.
Corporate and Development Officer
I have been Lead Registrar for Loans, Touring Exhibitions and Partnerships at the National Galleries of Scotland since 2015. Prior to joining NGS I spent 10 years working freelance and on a project basis for National Museums Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland as an exhibitions officer, touring exhibitions co-ordinator and loans registrar. I previously spent a decade working as a project manager for 3D design agencies who had many museum and gallery clients. I’ve worked with museums and galleries from Shetland to Sydney including one project renovating museum displays in Malawi! From 2017- 2018 I was on the UKRG committee as Events Officer and enjoyed the experience so much I’m back as Corporate and Development Officer. I am looking forward to contributing to the valuable work the UKRG do to support the sector and I look forward to meeting more members at events over the next two years.
I am currently a Loans Coordinator at the British Library and our department representative to the BL Sustainability Group. My career has always been in and around libraries and museums – in California, first as an art appraiser at a small auction house, then doing admin for a Museum Studies Programme, before shifting to a PA role for the Director of BAMPFA, where I assisted Curatorial, Registry, and Development with various special projects including exhibition and deaccession research, and planned events including two fundraising galas and auctions. In 2014, I moved to London and began work here as a PA to the Director of Tate, then went to the Jewish Museum London, where I started as a Curatorial Assistant and worked up to Exhibitions Curator. I greatly enjoy working in a wide range of roles, getting my hands dirty, and in gaining familiarity with the many different aspects of GLAM work – nothing quite like the thrill of seeing projects go from paperwork to reality (and then checking the mounts, cases, etc.)! I am honoured to join the UKRG Committee as an Interim Events Officer for the rest of 2022, and look forward to helping UKRG members explore new topics and build strong networks across the sector.
I am currently the Loan and Exhibitions Officer at The Auckland Project and work across all of our sites; Auckland Castle, Bishop Trevor Gallery, Spanish Gallery, Faith Museum and the Mining Art Gallery. I am responsible for the administration of short and long-term loans, helping to deliver a programme of temporary exhibitions and displays. I also manage collections documentation for the permanent collections. I have worked in the museum and heritage sector for over ten years now, in a variety of roles at various institutions including the Design Museum in London, National Museums Scotland, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture and London Metropolitan Archives. As Supporting Officer - Projects, I look forward to delivering on some of the key developments that numerous working groups have been inputting to over the years, including updating the Facilities Report and a Carbon Calculator in collaboration with the Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC).
I am presently an Assistant Exhibitions Registrar at Tate Modern, responsible for the smooth delivery of various exhibitions. I really enjoy the collaborative nature of my role, working with registrars across the UK and internationally and the variety of projects I get to work on at Tate Modern. Prior to this, I worked on loans in to displays at Tate Britain and before that for a fine arts logistics company, coordinating the transportation of museum objects nationally and internationally. As Membership Secretary, I look forward to meeting more of our members and helping to contribute to the fantastic work of the UKRG.
Professional Development Officer
I am the Assistant Exhibitions Registrar at Tate Modern, responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination and successful delivery of our exhibitions programme. Previously having worked at the National Portrait Gallery, I have experience in Loans Out, Acquisitions, Long-term loans and displays. As the Professional Development Officer for the UKRG I am committed to promoting career development opportunities for our members across the sector and look forward to working closely with you all throughout my next two years in post. For any enquires relating to Professional Development, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and always welcoming to have a chat.
I am currently an Assistant Registrar for the Science Museum Group (London), working on long loans in and out, and acquisitions. Prior to this I was maternity cover Registrar at the Arts Council Collection and Assistant Registrar at the V&A, working on loans out. I have worked in collections management for over a decade, having also worked as an Assistant Collections Manager at the British Museum and a Documentation Assistant at the Fitzwilliam Museum. As Supporting Officer and archivist I'm looking forward to supporting the rest of the committee in all the amazing projects they are working on, and meeting more of our members in person
I am currently a Senior Exhibitions Assistant at the National Gallery, where I am responsible for managing and assisting on the smooth delivery of a diverse range of exhibitions both at Trafalgar Square and for international touring partnership exhibitions. I throughly enjoy organising exhibitions and working alongside curators, designers, art handlers and many others both internally and externally. Prior to being at the National Gallery I worked at the Garden Museum and Ben Uri after having completed my masters. As Web Editor I hope to keep you up to date on the latest items that the UKRG are working on through the e-bulletin and keep our social media accounts going strong.
I am Collection Registrar at Tate, responsible for coordinating loans out. As a member of the UKRG I have gained a wealth of sector knowledge and am thus honoured to be joining the committee as Web Officer. This year I will focus on a UKRG website refresh.
I recently joined the Zaha Hadid Foundation in May 2022 where I am currently Registrar (Exhibitions), responsible for managing temporary exhibitions as well as incoming and outgoing loans. I really enjoy the collaborative and handson nature of my role, working within a small team, and getting the chance to support my colleagues in areas outside of the normal ‘registrar’ sphere – especially when heavy object handling is involved! Prior to ZHF I worked in a variety of roles both in and out of the Cultural Sector, I was Assistant Collection Registrar for the Loans Out team at Tate for 3 years, working with wonderful colleagues to support and coordinate a variety of large and complex loans and tours. I was also lucky enough to work for Bonhams auctioneers within the Books, Maps and Manuscripts Department, where I had the unique and exciting opportunity to catalogue and handle all types of literary ephemera (including but not limited to, Sylvia Plath’s typewriter and Ernest Shackleton’s Polar sledge). I am thrilled to join the UKRG committee as Events Officer and I look forward to delivering an exciting and engaging programme of events to support the membership and explore new topics.