We are sad to announce that University Art Curator Jane Cameron is retiring after 25 years at the University. Jane started work in January 1997, initially in Estates. She took over the reins of the Art Collection in 2002, splitting her time between the Collection and working as the University Interior Designer. She has been full time Art Curator since 2016. Jane’s passion and dedication to providing access to art and culture has transformed the aesthetic of the University with vibrant artworks and sculpture.
Jane’s first project as Art Curator was the commissioning of the Pursuit of Knowledge (the Blue Boy sculpture) which is now emblematic of the University campus. Since then she has curated multiple exhibitions, exhibited significant artists, and developed and grown the University collections by wisely adding significant works to reflect the contemporary art world and the research of the University. Starting as a lone curator, she gradually developed a multi-faceted team with expertise in collection care; website and documentation; and outreach, with links to learning and teaching, and the team has enlarged further in the last year with two externally funded posts enabling us to appoint a Public Engagement Officer and Collections Assistant.
Jane’s knowledge, passion and vibrancy will be much missed but we are delighted that she has agreed to continue to support the Art Collection by joining our Advisory Board.