Find out more about the different departments and the people behind them below.
AUDIENCES & CONTENT
The Audiences & Content Department is responsible for visitor experience, audience insight, interpretation and content, online engagement, membership, formal learning and academic engagement, and informal learning and public programming.
Director of Audiences & Content – Gina Koutsika
Head of Audiences & Online Engagement – Sarah Casey
Head of Digital Content & Interpretation – Jane Cockcroft
Head of Schools, University & Academic Engagement – Clare Cory
Head of Informal Learning & Public Programmes – Lucy Shipp
Head of Visitor Experience – Ruth Farnan (acting Head)
The Collections' departments include, Antiquities, Conservation, Digital Collections, Eastern Art, the Heberden Coin Room and Western Art. These departments are responsible for internationally important collections and collaborate with colleagues across the Museum on strategic goals, such as Collections Care, Research, Teaching, Temporary Displays and Exhibitions, providing access to collections in our study rooms as well as digitally online, and many other projects.
Acting Keeper of Antiquities – Liam McNamara
Head of Conservation – Daniel Bone
Head of Digital Collections – Dr Aruna Bhaugeerutty
Keeper of Eastern Art – Professor Mallica Kumbera Landrus
Keeper of Heberden Coin Room – Professor Chris Howgego
Keeper of Western Art – Professor Catherine Whistler
Keeper of the Cast Gallery – Professor Bert Smith
The Commercial Department operates a thriving retail, catering, publishing and venue hire business. In addition, the Department manages the Corporate Membership programme, licensing portfolio, picture library and photography studio.
The Ashmolean commercial profit is invested back into the museum to support the annual operating costs, to enhance the collections and further the Museum's research.
Commercial Director – Claire Lane
Head of Events, Corporate Membership & Filming – Wendy Ball
Head of Publishing and Licensing – Declan McCarthy
The Development Department is responsible for acquiring funding to support the Museum and to help fund projects within the Museum.
Head of Development – Emily Magnuson
The Ashmolean Operations Directorate is responsible for major projects, our exhibitions, all 3D and 2D design, safety and security, museum facilities, finance, IT and HR.
Operations Director – Rachel Davies
Head of Finance – Karen Thorne
Head of Health, Safety and Security – Mike Finneran
Head of Major Projects & Exhibitions – Aisha Burtenshaw
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