Lizzy Moriarty

Lizzy Moriarty, Independent museum consultant – Museum Expert, Museums Revisited, British Council (UK)

Lizzy Moriarty is an independent museum consultant.  Her work spans the planning and development of museum and cultural heritage experiences; designing and delivering training programmes in museum management internationally (principally in the Middle East and China) and the development of international strategies for a wide range of cultural organisations.  In the last five years, she has worked with the Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Collection, the Southbank Centre, the Science Museum Group, Nottingham University.

Lizzy has worked in the museum sector for over fifteen years, most recently at the British Museum where she was responsible for developing the Museum’s international partnerships and cultural diplomacy agenda through capacity building and consultancy projects. Prior to that she was Head of International Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum leading the Museum’s engagement with cultural and governmental organisations internationally.

Lizzy is an advisor on the Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Board with oversight of the gallery’s commercial activities.  She worked with the ICOM INTERCOM team to research museum leadership worldwide resulting in an insight report: Museum Leadership: Taking the Pulse.  She represents ICOM INTERCOM on the Museum Leadership House, an initiative by Museum Booster to convene global thought leaders to think together about the future of digital engagement across all aspects of museum activity.

She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Two Destination Language, a small theatre company working across art forms and places to engage audiences with powerful work about identity, difference, belonging and boundaries. Lizzy is also a Trustee of the Arab British Centre, an organisation which furthers understanding between audiences in the UK and audiences in the Middle East through cultural programming and engagement.

Note: ICOM INTERCOM is the International committee of ICOM concerned with museum management and development