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 and a Trustee of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust in January 2021.

Caroline Worthington

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.

Elle Arscott, Membership Manager

Elle manages the Society’s membership and is the first point of contact for Society members and the public. She joined the Society from the hospitality sector, where she worked in both front of house management and international luxury hospitality PR & marketing.

Elle has an MA in History of Art & History of Music from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Heritage Management from Athens University of Economics & Business.

Rosamund Lily West, Paul Mellon Research Curator

Rosamund has a background in museum collections, public engagement and academic research. She is currently doing a part-time PhD at Kingston University on the post-war London County Council’s housing and public art, and also works as Documentary Curator at the London Transport Museum. She is also a mentor for the charity Arts Emergency. Rosamund is leading our project to celebrate the lives, careers and legacies of the pioneering women at the heart of the Society. In November 2020 Rosamund was elected an Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society.

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The Society is also supported by a fantastic team of volunteers.