£50 Drinks Reception, Lecture and Canapes
£115 Drinks Reception, Lecture, Canapes and Dinner
6.00 pm – Drinks reception
6.30 pm – Lecture begins
7.00 pm – Q&A
7.30 pm – Drinks&canape reception
8.00 pm – Dinner
10.30 pm – Carriages
Dress code: Business Attire
We are delighted to announce that the speaker for this years Annual Lecture is the Director of the Museum of London, Sharon Ament. Sharon's lecture will be on 'How to be the best museum for London in a noisy, combative, angst-ridden world'.
Sharon Ament is Director of the Museum of London and is currently leading the process of creating a new museum for London in West Smithfield due to open in 2026. Sharon joined the Museum of London in 2012 steering the next phase of the organisation’s development to more fulsomely reflect the energy and dynamism of London itself; during that time annual visitor numbers reached 1million. This has been achieved through a programme of successful exhibitions including; Fire! Fire!, The Cheapside Hoard, The Crime Museum Uncovered, Tunnel: the Archaeology of Crossrail, Roman Dead and The Havering Hoard.
Sharon teaches, advises and presents internationally; and together with partners including the Barbican Centre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and City of London Corporation is nurturing the development of Smithfield as a new cultural destination. Sharon is a cultural ambassador for the Mayor of London sitting on the Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board and until recently sat on the London Area Council of Arts Council England. She is the Chair of the London Screen Archives and Co-Chair of the Women Leaders in Museums Network, a member of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, a Noyce Leadership Fellow, and on the Conseil Scientifique of Universcience in Paris and the International Advisory Board of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
Sharon was previously Vice-President of Ecsite - the European Network for Science Centres and Museums – since 2016 Chairs the Jury of the annual Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards. Her career to date has been in the field of natural history and conservation working with the Natural History Museum, Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
In 2021, Sharon was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and was listed in The Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List 2021.
The evening will begin at 6.00 pm with a drinks reception in the Court Room, followed by the lecture in the Hall at 6.30 pm. Time will be given for questions before the end of the talk at 7.30 pm. A drinks reception with canapes will be served until 8.00 pm. Those staying for dinner will move into the Court Room where a three- course dinner will be served. Carriages will be at 10.30 pm. Places at the dinner will be limited, so please make your booking early to avoid disappointment.
The deadline for bookings is Monday, 20 March 2023 after which no refunds will be made.
Places will be limited, so please make your booking early to avoid disappointment.