Meet the Director

Hannah Harte has joined the London Museum of Water & Steam with just over ten years’ experience in senior roles in cultural heritage organisations.  Before joining LMWS she was at the National Trust as Head of Conservation, Collections & Interiors. At NT she led for the protection of, and engagement with, collections and interiors at over 300 historic properties.  Her main focus was to shape modern approaches to conservation, putting people at the heart of why heritage is important.  In this role she also led two conservation studios, each going concerns, that delivered remedial conservation for collections on a national scale and provided engaging stories, coupled with real public benefit based around the Trust’s ‘Looking After’ work. 

Previously, Hannah was the British Museum’s first Head of Preventive Conservation and during her first year she was a Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme 2016/17.  She has held various governance roles in the heritage sector including as Trustee for Icon and is a member of the Fabric Advisory Committee for Lincoln Cathedral.

“I really believe in the power of culture and heritage to change lives for the better.  The London Museum of Water and Steam has been doing great work to engage communities, delivering real benefits to people during some very difficult times.  The site, the collections and the impact the museum can have, all represent hugely exciting opportunities and I’m thrilled to be given the charge of bringing all this to life for our audiences now and into the future”