The NWFed is pleased to announce the appointment of new Board member, Alex Walker, who is currently acting as the North West’s representative of the Museums Association.
Despite recently retiring from her position as Head of Arts and Heritage at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Alex is continuing to remain highly active within the sector across the North West and nationally. Alex recently become Vice-chair of the British Association of Friends of Museums, is a member of the Chethams Library Redevelopment Steering Group and is also a committee member of the Lancashire Art Fund. Alex has extensive experience in museums sector having led the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, known for its community focussed approach and ambitious exhibitions programme, for a number of years and under her leadership won the 2014 Contemporary Arts Society annual award and became a Plus Tate member. Having been a member of the NW Museums Development Steering Group, Alex has a long association with the NWFed including previously acting as the NWFed’s President, on her appointment, Alex explained:
“I am privileged to be able to put my experience in the sector to support the NWFed. The NW has an extraordinarily varied and rich museum offer. In these difficult and uncertain times for museums networks, mutual support and knowledge sharing are vitally important. The Fed has an important role to play in this and can help build the resilience of the talented and dedicated people who work in museums across the region. I am also pleased to be able to support our new development programme for volunteers which will strengthen their skills and benefit the museums in which they work.”
When appointing board members, it is important to us that those appointed are prepared to oversee and support the work of the NWFED while acting as ambassadors for the organisation. We are excited to be working with Alex and are sure her experience and expertise will make a great edition to the NWFED and our ongoing work.
Alex will also become the NWFed’s Acting Chair stepping in for Katy Ashton as she goes on Maternity leave. To read the full story on our blog, Click Here.