Sharon Ament, appointed Director of the Museum of London in 2012, is steering the next phase of the museum’s development to reflect the energy and dynamism of London itself. In 2013/14 the Museum of London achieved 1 million visitors for the first time in its history, held its most successful exhibition, The Cheapside Hoard, engaged more school children than ever and acquired its largest object, the London 2012 Heatherwick Olympic Cauldron.
Sharon is on the Mayor’s London Cultural Strategy Group and the London Area Council for Arts Council England. A Noyce Leadership Fellow, she is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
Formerly Director of Public Engagement at the Natural History Museum; she has chaired the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, been Vice-President of Ecsite (the European Network for Science Centres and Museums), was a trustee of the Wildscreen Trust and the International Wildlife Film Festival, and was a founder of the conservation charity 21st Century Tiger.
Sharon has worked on or led major cultural capital projects in the UK, and internationally recently 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 foster a Cultural Hub in the City.