London’s Wellcome Collection has announced three new senior hires to its leadership team.

Daniel Martin, Rachael Minott and Sumitra Upham will provide “strategic direction to the organisation”, it said.

Martin will join as Associate Director, Collections & Digital from a role as Head of Collections Services and Digital Strategy Lead at the Royal Maritime Museums.

He has worked across the museum sector as a curator, researcher, conservator, community engagement facilitator and digital leader, and co-developed Derby Museums’ ‘Human-Centred Design & Co-production Handbook’.

Minott will join as Head of Access, Diversity & Inclusion (AD&I), Wellcome Collection.
Minott is an artist and heritage professional whose research includes interventions in decolonial curatorial and heritage practice. She joins Wellcome from Birmingham Museums Trust and the National Archives, where she was Assistant Director of Engagement, and Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion respectively. She is also a Trustee for the Museum of Homelessness.

Upham will join as Associate Director, Curatorial & Public Practice from her current role as Head of Programmes at the Crafts Council and a trustee at Cubitt.

In 2023 she was Co-Curator of ‘Dancing Before the Moon’, the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Previously, she was Senior Curator at the Design Museum, Co-Curator of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, and Associate Curator at the ICA.

The new members of Wellcome Collection’s Leadership Team will join the organisation in spring 2024.Led by Melanie Keen, Director of Wellcome Collection, the new appointments join Anna Cornelius, Head of Communications and Marketing,

Melanie Keen, Director of Wellcome Collection, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to attract such an abundance of talent in Sumitra, Rachael and Daniel to lead our specialist teams at Wellcome Collection as we continue to work towards our vision of a world where everyone’s experience of health matters.”

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The Wellcome Collection building, Thomas SG Farnetti (Wellcome Collection CC BY 4.0)