Dr. Amy Mechowski
Dr. Amy Mechowski has been an Assistant Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum since 2007 and will take up a new post as course leader of the new semester course ‘Art Museums, Galleries and Curating’ at Sotheby’s Institute of Education in September 2013. As a Research Fellow at the Yale Centre for British Art last year, she completed research on the subject of women sculptors working in the Arts & Crafts Movement and curated the display Waxing and Waning: 19th-century women sculptors and wax modelling. Forthcoming publications cover subjects such as the female nude in 19th-century British sculpture as well as performativity, sexuality and spectatorship in museums and galleries
Harvard and Oxford educated, Roxane Zand began a career in museum and arts administration after three years in UNESCO. She left Iran after the Revolution to resume professional activities in London in the field of education, and as one of the founding members of the Harvard Club of London. She was an officer of the Iran Heritage Foundation before moving to Asia House, and worked variously as arts editor of the Encyclopaedia Islamica and freelance consultant for numerous projects for the British Museum and elsewhere in the art world before joining Sothebys in 2006 where she is now Deputy Chairman for the Middle East. Currently she sits on the Advisory Council of the Pictet Art Prize, the Development Board of the University of the Arts London, and has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.
Len Massey is an artist, musician & educator with a background in experimental music and performance. Drawing tutor at the RCA, he runs the Drawing Studio and arranges the college wide drawing provision, drawing events, competitions and prizes.His visual work has roots in electrography, an image making process using electricity of various voltages and frequencies, which he has researched and worked with for over two decades. He is also a founding member of the performance group FEAR and is registered for a PhD with Transtechnology Research at Plymouth University. His film work has been shown on the BBC and for five years audio recordings of Esemplastic Tuesdays at RCA, live improvised music and Drawing sessions in collaboration with Ben Watson, writer and poet, were broadcast on Resonance FM.