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Sharon Ament to speak at Future Cities Forum

The Director of the Museum of London, Sharon Ament will join Future Cities Forum on 13th June at Burlington House, London to speak about art and science as city regenerators.

The Museum of London in 2015 announced its ambition to build a new museum for London and move to a new site in West Smithfield in 2022.

Since joining the Museum in 2012, Sharon has been steering the next phase of the organisation’s development to more fulsomely reflect the energy and dynamism of London itself. In recent years, the Museum of London has achieved a record 1 million+ visitors, helped along by extremely successful exhibitions including Fire! Fire!, The Cheapside Hoard and The Crime Museum Uncovered, engaged more school children than ever and acquired its largest object, the Heatherwick Olympic Cauldron from the 2012 Games.

Sharon was recently appointed Chair of the London Screen Archives and sits on the London Area Council of Arts Council England. She is a Noyce Leadership Fellow, and on the International Advisory Board of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Sharon has advised, worked on or led major cultural capital projects in the UK and internationally including The Darwin Centre, Treasures Gallery (London), Restless Planet (Dubai), Muse (Italy). She teaches, advises and presents internationally; and together with the Barbican Centre and City of London Corporation is helping to nurture the development of the Cultural Hub in the City.

Formerly Director of Public Engagement at the Natural History Museum for 12 years, as well as Chairing the Exhibition Road Cultural Group. Sharon is committed to creative partnerships that bring enduring public benefit. She has been a trustee of the Wildscreen Trust and the International Wildlife Film Festival; and was a founder of the conservation charity 21st Century Tiger. Sharon was previously Vice-President of Ecsite - the European Network for Science Centres and Museums - and in June 2016 returned to Chair the Jury of the annual Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards.

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