Andrew Lovett

Andrew has 20 years senior-level experience; with wide exposure in the museums, leisure, arts, heritage and protected landscape sectors.  After 11 years working in visitor services for the Lake District National Park, Andrew moved into museums for the first time in 1996, as Head of Visitor Services for York Museums.  In 2000 Andrew became the Founding General Manager of STEAM – Museum of Great Western Railway, opening this new museum to wide acclaim, before moving into the arts in 2003, to become Deputy Director at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in NewcastleGateshead, including three spells as Acting Director & Chief Executive, as BALTIC established itself as one of the most recognized brands and forces in the arts world.  After six years at BALTIC, Andrew joined Black Country Living Museum, an independent charity, as only its second Director & Chief Executive.  Andrew is a member of the National Museums Directors’ Council, an advisor to Arts Council England and a member of the Association of European Open Air Museums.  With Stephen Feber, Andrew founded the Museums & Resilient Leadership Programme in 2012; recognising the strength of BCLM as a exemplar of self-reliance and because of Andrew’s own beliefs in cultural entrepreneurship.