Jobtitle: Head of Curatorial
Joined the Committee as an ordinary member in November 2001, and now nominated for re-election as Vice Chair
Donna Loveday: Head of Curatorial, Design Museum, London.
"As Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum, London, I have responsibility for an international touring exhibitions programme, the Design Museum Collection and Archive. I have also curated design and fashion exhibitions and oversee the museum's MA Curating Contemporary Design, run in partnership with Kingston University.
I was previously Head of Exhibitions at the Design Museum, and managed the temporary exhibitions programme and curatorial team. In 2002, I established a successful international touring programme at the Museum. During ten years at the Design Museum, I have curated a number of high profile exhibitions including 'Verner Panton: Light and Colour’ (1999); 'Modern Britain 1929-1939' (1999); 'When Philip Met Isabella - Philip Treacy's hats for Isabella Blow' (2002), ‘Saul Bass’ (2004); 'Somewhere Totally Else: The European Design Show' (2006); 'Matthew Williamson: 10 years in fashion' (2006); 'Hussein Chalayan - From fashion and back’ (2009) and ‘Christian Louboutin’ (2012).
Before joining the Design Museum, I was Exhibitions Manager at the British Film Institute and Exhibition Organiser at Barbican Art Gallery where I curated fine art and photography exhibitions including ‘Eric Gill: Sculpture’ and ‘Impressionism in Britain’.
I have a research interest in contemporary curating practice and currently studying for a PhD by Practice exploring new approaches to design curating. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Vice Chair of the Touring Exhibitions Group Executive Committee and sit on the Curatorial Advisory Panel for English Heritage.
I would welcome the opportunity to continue my involvement with the work of TEG and, if elected, to be able to share my touring experience with the membership. I am committed to the aims of TEG and have a particular interest in promoting good practice and the value of touring exhibitions in reaching new audiences".
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Last Updated: 2013, May 1st