Interview with IAL Alumna Kathy Richmond, Registrar at the Museum of London

Posted on: September 3, 2019 by

Kathy Richmond, IAL Alumna, Registrar at the Museum of London

Kathy Richmond, Registrar at the Museum of London, participated in our Diploma in Art Law and Collections Management. Read about her background working with National and non-National museums in the UK and her experience studying on the Diploma course at the Institute of Art and Law.

Can you tell us a little bit about your career and background?

I have worked in a range of registrarial roles for both National and non-National museums including specialist loans work and more wide-ranging collections management roles at Tate, the Royal Armouries Museum and the Museum of London, and am a former Chair of the UK Registrars Group.

What aspects of studying with the Institute of Art and Law did you enjoy most?

The opportunity to network with peers in a range of related fields was something I particularly enjoyed about the course as this created a forum in which to discuss theory and practice together.

This is a thoroughly fascinating course, and both the case studies and access to specialist legal expertise really enabled a deep understanding of how to navigate the tricky legal landscape of collections management. Gaining this qualification has enabled me to be a more powerful broker when managing risk and communicating the impact with colleagues.

The Institute of Art & Law team are well connected to the sector, and therefore well placed to assist students on this course in becoming confident with the law as it relates to collections management.

Registration is now open for The Diploma in Law and Collections Management running in London 7 – 11 October, 2019. Learn more and apply online.