The Team

Creative Director (and initiator of Festival)

Monica Bohm-Duchen is an independent London-based art historian with a longstanding interest in the relationship of art to war, trauma, displacement and cultural cross-fertilisation. The institutions for which she has worked include Tate, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art. In the mid-1980s she acted as researcher and co-curator for a pioneering exhibition (held first in Berlin and then at the Camden Arts Centre) entitled Art in Exile in Great Britain 1933-1945. Her many publications include After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art (1995 – contributing editor) and Art and the Second World War (2013); and at Birkbeck, University of London, where she is Associate Lecturer, she recently introduced a course entitled The Immigrant Experience in Modern British Art.

Project Co-ordinator

Marilyn Greene is a museum curator and educator. She was Curator of Hampstead Museum, Burgh House between 1998 & 2006 and worked in adult and community initiatives at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 2000-2013, primarily with faith and intercultural groups. More recently she worked at London Transport Museum. She is also a qualified project manager, a City of London guide and a trustee of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust.

Project Consultant and Curator of Brave New Visions exhibition, Sotheby’s

Sue Grayson Ford MBE has accumulated 40 years’ experience as an arts administrator since founding and directing the Serpentine Gallery as a platform for emerging artists. Later, she expanded the programme with exhibitions of international artists such as Giacometti, Saul Steinberg, De Kooning and Henry Moore. She has been Sculpture Director for the Liverpool International Garden Festival, Exhibitions Director at Manchester’s Cornerhouse, Director of Wakefield’s Centenary Festival and of London’s Photographers’ Gallery. She initiated the Campaign for Drawing, and ensured that its flagship project, The Big Draw, grew into an international phenomenon, with 1000 + events each year across the UK and 20 other countries. She was awarded an MBE for services to drawing.

Project Consultant

Daniel Snowman is a social and cultural historian. Educated at Cambridge and Cornell, he was a Lecturer at the University of Sussex and went on to work at BBC Radio. A Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London) since 2004, his books include The Hitler Emigrés: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism (first published by Chatto & Windus, 2002) and The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera.

The over fifty interviews he conducted when working on the Hitler Emigrés book are now in the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum, London.

Digital Consultant and Designer

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