Meet the Curators
Harriet Loffler – Curator
Harriet joined The Women’s Art Collection in May 2018. Prior to joining the College, Harriet was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery from 2009, where she led on all the contemporary exhibition and public programming, partnership projects as well as the development of the modern and contemporary art collection. She has also worked at Frieze Art Fair in London and MoMA in New York. Harriet has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She is Chair of the Public Art Advisory group for North West Cambridge development – the largest development in the history of the University of Cambridge. She has been a mentor at Wysing Arts Centre and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and a guest lecturer at the University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts.
Naomi Polonsky – Associate Curator
Naomi Polonsky joined The Women’s Art Collection in 2018 as Art Assistant and is now the Associate Curator. She works on exhibitions and events programming and is undertaking a two-year research, community engagement and digitisation project titled ‘Unlocking The Women’s Art Collection’. Having graduated from the University of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she has worked at a number of museums and galleries including Tate Modern, Kettle’s Yard and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. She has written on modern and contemporary art for publications including The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic and Artsy, and has given talks at the Royal Academy, Tate St Ives, Kettle’s Yard and the New Art Gallery, Walsall.