Meet the Team

Harriet Loffler, Curator

Harriet Loffler is the Curator of The Women’s Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

Prior to joining the College, Harriet was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery from 2009-2018. In her role she led on all the contemporary exhibitions, public programming and publishing, partnership projects as well as the development of the modern and contemporary collection. She regularly contributes to conferences, panel discussions and public art commissioning panels. She has also worked at Tate, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Frieze London and has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. From 2019 – 2021 she was on the Board of Trustees at the David Parr House.

Laura Moseley, Assistant Curator

Laura joined the Women’s Art Collection as Assistant Curator in May 2024. Laura has a BA and MA in History of Art, researching historical and contemporary craft practices, and has worked freelance with arts and cultural organisations including the Norwich Castle Museum, Cardiff University, Young Norfolk Arts and the Norfolk Heritage Centre on projects related to art and craft history and its intersections with community and activism. Laura also runs her own publishing business, Common Threads Press, that specialises in radical histories of craft and making.

Ella Nixon, Research Associate

Ella joined the Women’s Art Collection in January 2023, first as a placement student and then as a Research Associate. Ella is a final year doctoral candidate at Northumbria University researching the representation of women artists in regional galleries. Prior, Ella completed a History BA at the University and Cambridge and History of Art MA at The Courtauld Institute, specialising in 20th century British art. Alongside her position at the WAC, Ella is a Research Associate at the Arts Council Collection. Research interests include issues relating to freedom of expression, cultural policy, and the work of L.S. Lowry, the latter of which she has published about in British Art Studies.

Lucy Howie, Research Associate

Lucy joined as Research Associate at the Women’s Art Collection in May 2024. Lucy is currently completing her PhD in Art History at the University of St Andrews where she researches histories of photography in 1980s Britain related to gender, sexuality, race, and disability. Following her MPhil at the University of Cambridge in 2021, Lucy worked at Kettle’s Yard assisting in the curatorial team, and before her time in Cambridge was a Visitor Assistant at the V&A Dundee. Lucy has programmed public events and film screenings at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge Central Library, Edinburgh College of Art and the University of St Andrews on projects spanning feminist collections, community art and aesthetics, and HIV/AIDS and disability.