Curator & writer
Angela Weight began her curatorial career at Aberdeen Art Gallery before moving back to London to take up a post at the Imperial War Museum. As Keeper of Art until 2005, she was responsible for establishing an exhibition programme that highlighted the wartime careers of artists such as Richard Eurich, Carel Weight, Paul Nash, John Piper, Eric Ravilious CRW Nevinson and Sir William Orpen, as well as building new audiences through acquisitions and displays of contemporary art and photography. She served on the Museum’s Art Commissions Committee for over 20 years. Now an independent curator and writer, she curated the display of Sir John Lavery’s paintings War at Sea for the re-opening of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in November 2011. She is currently a consultant to the Imperial War Museum and Wolverhampton Art Gallery and has a special interest in contemporary European and Middle Eastern art and photography.