Lilja joined Kettle’s Yard in July 2017. She recruits and develops the Visitor Services team, a talented and dedicated group of staff and volunteers who invigilate the house and galleries, engage with the public and bring the history of Kettle’s Yard to life.
Lilja previously worked at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology as the Deputy Visitor Services Coordinator and Retail Manager where she cultivated MAA’s reputation as a Fair Trade and ethically sourced museum shop, with particular attention given to indigenous artists around the world.
She did her undergraduate studies in Fine Art and Asian Theatre at the The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Liz has been at Kettle’s Yard since 2014 and coordinates the delivery of the Open House programme of creative activity working with communities in North Cambridge. She is interested in co-producing projects with artists and communities to create ambitious new artworks outside of gallery spaces, and opening up the commissioning process from planning to delivery and production.
Alongside working part time at Kettle’s Yard, Liz has been involved in collaborative arts projects in the eastern region as both an artist and producer. Recent projects include working as Arts Ambassador for British Art Show 8 with Norwich Castle Museum and Men’s Shed, Art and the Sea with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Blakeney Primary School, and From Field to Frame with artists with learning difficulties at Barrington Farm in Norfolk. Liz has previously worked at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and OUTPOST gallery in Norwich, and co-produced independent projects History Rising, Invisible Dust and PROVOPOLIS#2.
Morag joined Kettle’s Yard in 2017 from the major gifts team at Tate, where she supported the exhibition, conservation and learning programmes. Previously she was at Christie’s, working on post-war and contemporary art auctions and private sales in London and New York. Prior to this Morag worked in wealth management for an investment bank, specialising in working with high-net worth international clients.
She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Manchester, and an MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Art from the University of Glasgow.
Susie oversees all press and marketing activity at Kettle’s Yard. Susie has been at Kettle’s Yard since 2001 and became Head of Communications in 2012. Previously, Susie worked at Leeds City Art Gallery. She has a BA in History and History of Art from Birmingham University and an MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University.
Eleanor joined the team at Kettle’s Yard as Communications Assistant in May 2017. She works with Susie Biller, Head of Communications, on all press and marketing activity. She has a BA from Trinity College Dublin in The History of Art and Architecture and Sociology and a Diploma in Digital Marketing from Dublin Business School.
Before coming to Kettle’s Yard, Eleanor worked at the Boston Children’s Museum, Design Museum Boston, and as Assistant Editor at CARA magazine, the inflight publication for Aer Lingus.
Sophie-Emma is our new Creative Apprentice. She will be working closely with both Kettle’s Yard and Wysing Arts Centre to support the Circuit young people’s programme. Sophie-Emma will also be spending a day at the Cambridge Junction doing course work for her NVQ, as well as spending Friday afternoons at North Cambridge Academy assisting in an art class for students doing their Arts Award. Before starting at Kettle’s Yard Sophie-Emma worked at David Lloyd as a receptionist, kids coach and life guard.
Cherie joined Kettle’s Yard in April 2015. She has a BA in Government and International Relations. In her early career she worked as a commissioning editor at Sweet and Maxwell legal publishers, then joined Clare Hall as Domestic Bursar from 2000 until coming to Kettle’s Yard. She is responsible for the new building project and the financial and operational management of Kettle’s Yard.
Guy has been with Kettle’s Yard since 2010 and previously worked for artist Andy Holden. Guy supports all aspects of the exhibition programme and management of the collection. He studied Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London.
Lucinda oversees all finance activity at Kettle’s Yard. She has been at Kettle’s Yard since 2014. Previously, Lucinda worked at Deloitte, JDMIS Singapore (a Jewellery Design & Management School) and Sedgwick Richardson (a branding and design group). She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Economics from the University of Sydney and is a qualified CPA.
Liz works with the director, Head of Operations, Project Manager, Architects, University Estates Management, and our many funders (including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and City Council) as well as our neighbours (the Museum of Cambridge and Churches Conservation Trust) to support the delivery of the ambitious building project. Liz joined us in 2015 having previously worked as an arts consultant and in several cultural organisations including the University of Cambridge Museums and Arts Council England.
In 2013 Frieda was appointed as the first official Kettle’s Yard archivist, a post funded by the Newton Trust. One of Frieda’s main tasks is to develop a digital catalogue of the archival collections at Kettle’s Yard, to assist researchers and to help us make full use of this rich resource throughout the programme. Frieda is also the Archivist and Records Manager at Wolfson College Cambridge.
Andrew became Director of Kettle’s Yard in November 2011. From 2008-2011 Andrew was Executive Director, Arts for Arts Council England. In this role he led the development of Arts Council England’s 10 year Strategic Framework for the Arts, ‘Achieving great art for everyone’, published in 2010.
Andrew Nairne was Director of Modern Art Oxford between 2001 and 2008 where he curated exhibitions by established and emerging artists from the UK and around the world. Previously he was the first Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Visual Arts Director of the Scottish Arts Council, and Exhibitions Director at CCA Glasgow, supporting the rise to international prominence of a new generation of Scottish artists and co-curating the British Art Show 1990 which toured to the Hayward Gallery, London.
A Fellow of the RSA, and former visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Andrew has also held positions including Chair of the Visual Arts and Galleries Association and Trustee of the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney. As a former member of the Arts Council’s Executive Board he was responsible, among other roles, for leadership of the digital agenda.
Andrew Nairne is involved in several projects across Cambridge and beyond within and outside of the university. Andrew is currently Chair of the North West Cambridge Public Art Advisory Panel and is a member of the following panels and committees: University of Cambridge Museums Steering Group, Cambridge City Council Public Art Panel, Cambridge Arts & Cultural Leaders, University of Cambridge History of Art Faculty Board & Degree Committee, Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement Steering Committee, CB1 Public Art Steering Group, CBC (Cambridge Biomedical Campus) Public Art Steering Group, What Next? (Cambridge), East Contemporary Visual Art Network (East CVAN), Friends of Kettle’s Yard, Plus Tate.
Rosie has been with Kettle’s Yard since 2010 and leads on learning activity and partnership engagement. Rosie oversees our work with schools, families and public programmes, including our Circuit young people’s programme, working collaboratively to engage the widest range of audiences.
Before joining Kettle’s Yard, Rosie worked at Tate on their family and community programmes. She studied BA Sculpture at St. Martin’s College before undertaking a MA in Learning in Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester.
Steven joined the team at Kettle’s Yard as Facilities Manager in July 2017. Previously, he worked at the Department of Material Science & Metallurgy as a Senior Building Technician, taking care of the fabric of the building and its facilities.
He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Design Communications from the University of East Anglia and worked in various exhibition and marketing agencies prior to moving into the area of building and facilities.
Imogen returned to Kettle’s Yard in March 2017, having previously been a member of our young people’s group, Circuit, and worked as our Circuit Programme Assistant from 2014-15.
Imogen assists with all Learning Programmes, working together with the programming team to reach a wide range of audiences – with a focus on schools, families and young people.
Previously Imogen studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and has an MA in Museum Studies from the University of East Anglia. Before returning to Kettle’s Yard, Imogen worked in the education team at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Jennifer joined Kettle’s Yard in 2013, she leads the programming and collection teams here, overseeing the exhibitions, music, collection and learning functions.
Previously Jennifer held positions at the V&A as a curator and researcher on the project Mapping Sculpture 1850-1950 and for three and a half years as Assistant Curator Modern British Art at Tate Britain. At Tate, Jennifer has worked on major exhibitions including Barry Flanagan Early Works and Schwitters in Britain and on displays such as Naum Gabo – Prototypes for Sculpture and Basic Design. She also curated the Henry Moore galleries. Most recently at Kettle’s Yard she curated the exhibition New Rhythms Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and is the editor of the accompanying publication.
Jennifer studied as an undergraduate and completed her MPhil and PhD at the University of Birmingham. Her research specialism focuses on 19th and 20th century British sculpture, exhibitions practices and anglo-french exchanges from 1945-1965. She has contributed essays to exhibition catalogues including Schwitters in Britain (Tate), Modern British Sculpture (Royal Academy), Sculpture Victorious (Yale/Tate), and articles to peer-reviewed journals such as the Sculpture Journal and Tate’s Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity research pages. Jennifer has lectured at the University of Birmingham and University of Warwick. She currently contributes to teaching within the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge.
Laura joined Kettle’s Yard in 2013, initially as Assistant to the Director before taking on the role of Retail Manager in 2017. Laura is responsible for all retail activity at Kettle’s Yard in both the physical and online shops, including buying and product development. She also oversees sales of Kettle’s Yard publications to trade customers.
Previously Laura has worked in a variety of roles in the boutique retail sector, and also ran her own small business designing and selling handmade jewellery and knitwear.
Karen joined Kettle’s Yard and University of Cambridge Museums as Community Officer in April 2013. She develops and delivers community engagement activity with a particular focus on working with communities in North Cambridge, and currently manages the Open House project.
Karen has previously worked as part of the Learning team at Firstsite in Colchester, in the project management team for arts research project Vital Communities, and most recently, as Arts Development Manager working with communities in and around Swavesey, South Cambridgeshire. Additionally, Karen is a trustee of Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and is an independent committee member for stART in South Cambridgeshire.
Kathryn has worked at Kettle’s Yard since 2011 when she took over fundraising for our building project. She completed the £10m capital campaign in 2015. Her focus is now on building organisational resilience through support from individuals, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships.
Kathryn studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art & Design. Previous to taking up the role of Head of Development, Kathryn held fundraising positions at Churchill College, Cambridge and the Royal Society of Chemistry.