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Nisha Katona and Sir Robert Crawford CBE reappointed as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has reappointed Nisha Katona and Sir Robert Crawford CBE as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool for 2 years, from 16 March 2013.


Nisha Katona and Sir Robert Crawford CBE reappointed as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool

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Nisha Katona

Professionally Nisha is a full time practising barrister based in Liverpool, working in the area of child protection. She has lectured nationally in the area of forensic psychology. She is also an active member of the Northern Circuit and the Family Law Bar Association, and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.

She has been a trustee of National Museums Liverpool since 2008. In 2009 the Cabinet Office appointed her as an Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments and she has also been engaged in this capacity as an expert advisor by The Guardian newspaper. A keen arts enthusiast, Nisha has co-devised and run an arts education programme for schools in San Francisco. She also runs an Indian cookery course with her mother under the name of ‘Two Brown Ladies’. She holds no other public appointments.

Sir Robert Crawford CBE

Sir Robert was director general (1995-2008) and deputy director general (1982-1995) of the Imperial War Museum (IWM), which he joined in 1968. He contributed to many of its major developments including the establishment of IWM North in Trafford, the opening and further extension of the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, the modernisation of IWM’s London headquarters and the creation of its permanent Holocaust Exhibition and the American Air Museum and AirSpace at IWM Duxford.

Sir Robert was chairman of the National Museums Directors Conference from 2000-6 and the National Inventory of War Memorials from 1995-2008, deputy chairman of the Museums Documentation Association from 1998-2006, and a member of the National Historic Ships Committee until 2006. He retired in 2008 and serves on the boards of a number of museums and heritage organisations, including the National Museum of the Royal Navy (since 2008). He holds one other public appointment as a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum, also since 2008, and he joined the board of National Museums Liverpool in 2009. All of the aforementioned trusteeships are unpaid.

Published 4 July 2013