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Harriet Curnow

Programme Manager, Learning

Harriet Curnow joined the V&A in 2011 after a ten-year career at Tate where she held a variety of roles including the Acting Head of Young People’s Programmes and curatorial positions within the Learning department. She led on the strategic remit to create and manage widening participation projects for schools, families and young people at a local and national level. At the V&A Harriet manages the award-winning year-round programme of events and resources for families of all ages. Through strong partnerships and creative programming, audience participation has increased by 65% in the past seven years under her direction. She brings her expertise to family friendly initiatives across the Museum and was recently the Learning Department lead in the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition project team. Harriet has written and produced resources for family and school audiences – and work with V&A Publishing for books with Penguin. She leads courses for the V&A Learning Academy and is the UK ambassador for Hands-on! The International Association of Children’s Museums.