Caroline Worthington, Director
Caroline has worked with artists throughout her career as a curator. She brings a wealth of experience gained while leading two independent, non-profit organisations. As Chief Executive of Bexley Heritage Trust for six years, she ran two historic houses and introduced a contemporary art programme, featuring the work of artists including Gavin Turk, Laura Ford, and Joana Vasconcelos among others. Prior to that she was the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum on London’s South Bank, where she raised funds and oversaw a complete redesign and re-launch in 2010.
Caroline became Vice Chair of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) in 2020.
Abigail Day, Volunteer Coordinator
Abigail joins the Society from Cass Sculpture Foundation where she was the Volunteer Coordinator. She has wide experience in the arts, including working for The Lightbox in Woking, Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth and the New Art Centre at Roche Court.
Works Thurs/ Fri
Lorraine Pajak, Awards and Events Manager
Lorraine has a background in commercial galleries, museums and arts membership organisations. Her experience includes managing an art libraries society based at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum. Lorraine holds a BA (Hons) in History and Theory of Art and an MA in Arts Policy and Management.
Lorraine became a Trustee of the Belvedere Community Centre in 2020.
Dan Curtis, Learning and Participation Officer
Dan has developed and lead art education programs at institutions across London, including the V&A and New London Architecture. He has also worked as an artist in residence and tutored in schools and colleges. After completing his MFA in Fine Art in Wimbledon he was awarded the Outset X Studio Makers Prize and the Clifford Chance University of the Arts London Sculpture award.
Elle Arscott, Membership Manager
Elle has a varied background in international PR & marketing, visitor services and freelance work as an artists' editor and translator. With an MA in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh and another in Heritage Management from the University of Kent/Athens University of Economics & Business, Elle enjoys working closely with artists and oversees the smooth running of the Society’s membership.
Alex Hugo, Exhibitions Co-ordinator
With a background in theatre, arts and cultural heritage, Alex has gained a broad experience in the planning, development, administration and management of projects, exhibitions, buildings and teams across a variety of galleries, museums, parks and heritage sites . She has curated exhibitions of contemporary visual, applied and public art and managed public art collections across England and Wales.
Peter Boyse, Head of Finance
Peter has worked in finance for over twenty years, focusing principally on charities and small businesses. His experience ranges from a museum and theatre company to a music school and independent record company. Peter works part-time for the Society, spending the rest of the week with two other organisations.
Works Wed/ Fri
Rosamund Lily West, Paul Mellon Research Curator
Rosamund has a background in museum collections roles, public engagement and academic research. With an MA in history of art from the University of York, Rosamund is currently doing a part-time PhD at Kingston University on the post-war London County Council’s patronage of public art within housing schemes. Rosamund is leading our project to celebrate the lives, careers and legacies of the pioneering women at the heart of the Society.