Bergit Arends

Dr Bergit Arends is a curator and researcher. She started as Deputy Head of Collection Care Research at Tate in September 2018. Before she was Acting Head of Research at Science Museum Group. Her PhD thesis of 2017 is titled “Contemporary art, archives and environmental change in the age of the Anthropocene” (Royal Holloway, University of London). She curated the Art/Nature programme at the Natural History Museum, Berlin (2016–18), and was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Natural History Museum, London (2005–13). Bergit studied Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts, and Curating at the Royal College of Art, London.

How the Clore course impacted me

Broader awareness of the cultural and museum sector.

How I am using my skills for change

Leadership skills, motivating and working with people within and outside of my institution.