Yasmin Sheikh

Yasmin Khan is an independent curator, coach and cultural consultant on a mission to co-create inspirational futures, with wellbeing, equity and ethical innovation at the core. Her past remits include Interpretation Manager at the British Library and the Curator Team Manager at the Science Museum.

Yasmin was awarded the 2011/12 Wellcome Trust Creative Fellowship which included a secondment to the Mayor of London's culture team as an associate for Big Dance, a central feature of the London 2012 Festival.

As the founding director of C●valent Creatives, Yasmin operates a versatile portfolio. She is currently the conference Producer for Governance Now and Online Editor for Cultural Governance Alliance, a network of sector agencies, led by the Clore Leadership Programme, dedicated to enhancing governance across the cultural sector through knowledge-sharing.

With a degree in Applied Biology and an MSc in Science and Culture, Yasmin specialises in producing multi-disciplinary projects that explore the intersections of science, technology, art and heritage. She is the founding producer of Sindbad Sci-Fi, a creative quest to champion the discovery and public engagement with Arab Science Fiction. She was recently an advisor for the Barbican’s blockbuster Sci-Fi exhibition called Into the Unknown, now touring globally. Yasmin has recently been working strategically with Doteveryone, a London based think-tank that is fighting for a fairer internet, to experiment how imagining different fictional narratives could inspire the tech sector to be more inclusive.

She is a specialist assessor for the British Council's Cultural Protection Fund, a committee member for the Arts Council England’s Accreditation Scheme, and has been an ACE Quality Assessor for museums since 2013.

Amongst her most rewarding work to date is coaching emerging leaders on the Museum Association’s Transformer’s programme which includes candidates from the 2017/18 cohort on the Innovate and Diversify strands.

Yasmin is a Future Proof Museums Fellow of the Arts Marketing Association and is a trustee of Luton Culture Trust.