Douglas Gilmore appointed Managing Director of the Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London today announced the appointment of Douglas Gilmore as Managing Director of the Museum of London Docklands.

GIlmore’s appointment follows positions at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology and the National Gallery, where he served as Commercial Director from 2009 to 2020.

He is currently the Non-Executive Director of the Museum of Home Enterprises Ltd, is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Past Fellow of the Association of the National Youth Theater.

He was previously Governor of the Museum of London and Administrator of the Museum of the Home, Bootstrap Charity and WAC Arts.

Gilmore will take up his post at the Museum of London Docklands in April 2022 and will lead the day-to-day management and strategy of the Docklands Museum, working with Museum of London director Sharon Ament and her leadership.

The Museum of London Docklands opened in 2003 and tells the story of the harbor, the river and the city. It is home to the permentnat London gallery, Sugar and Slavery, which tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade in the United Kingdom.

The appointment comes amid the Museum of London’s move from the London Wall to a new home in West Smithfield.

The museum said that in this time of transformation, Gilmore will help realize its aspiration to become “one of the most evocative museums in London’s cultural landscape” and to be a key figure in the implementation of the Global Vision of the museum.

Gilmore said of his appointment: “The museum is a fantastic place to visit, learn and explore and I want to work with staff, volunteers, visitors, local communities, partners and stakeholders to become an institution. major national.

Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, added: “The Museum of London Docklands plays a unique and important role in London’s cultural landscape and I could not be happier to welcome Douglas at this exciting time. I know he will be a fantastic champion as we continue to deliver a first-class program of stimulating exhibits, engaging exhibits and fantastic events. “

The announcement comes amid a series of new appointments and changes to the Museum of London’s management team, and includes Sarah Miseldine, who joins as head of finance and Trish Thomas, head of digital innovation.

James C. Tibbs