Helen Charman Director of Learning and Research, Design Museum
Helen Charman is Director of Learning and Research at the Design Museum (since 2007). Prior roles include Head of Learning and Access at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Senior Curator: Education, Tate Modern. She is a trustee of Engage, the national association for gallery education, a member of the Education Advisory Board of the Creative Education Trust and the Steering Group for the Cultural Learning Alliance. She holds MA degrees from Oxford University (English Literature), the University of London (History of Art) and is a Doctor of Museum Education (University of London). She currently teaches on the Institute of Education’s MA Museum and Gallery Education, the Southbank Centre/Kings College MA Education in Arts and Cultural Settings and the Design Museum/Kingston University’s MA Curating Contemporary Design. Alongside cultural learning she also has a keen interest in development education and has worked on several projects overseas in a voluntary capacity. Helen is currently engaged on the Museum Association Transformers programme, leading a project focusing on design and wellbeing.