Introducing your new board member Tony Heaton - Museums Association

Introducing your new board member Tony Heaton

Tony Heaton
Sculptor; Chair of Shape Arts; Consultant/Advisor and MA board member

We’re delighted to announce that Tony Heaton is joining the MA board.

Tony is a sculptor, chair of Shape Arts, and consultant and advisor to many cultural organisations including the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, the British Council and Tate.

His ‘Monument to the Unintended Performer’ was installed on the Big 4, Channel 4 TV in celebration of the 2012 Paralympics. He initiated NDACA, the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive.

Awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for services to the arts and disability arts movement, he has an Alumni Award from Lancaster University and honorary doctorates from both the University of Leicester and the New University Bucks.

On his appointment to the board, Tony said: “I’m honoured to be joining the MA board at this time. Museums of all kinds have been a source of inspiration and fascination for me since I was a child, they still are. The MA is such an important catalyst in challenging, as well as guiding and supporting the rich diversity of our members, and I look forward to contributing to our mission to ensure that there are inclusive, participatory and sustainable museums at the heart of all our communities.”

Tony’s term on the board will begin in October.