Pamela Kember as Head of Arts and Learning – ASIA HOUSE (London)

On 11/09/2013 by Site Default

Ms Pamela Kember will join Asia House, the UK’s leading pan-Asian organisation, as the new Head of Arts and Learning. She will start at Asia House on Monday 14 October 2013.

Pamela, an art historian, curator, academic and writer, will be responsible for the ambitious Asia House cultural programme of festivals, lectures and debates, arts events, workshops, exhibitions and education outreach programmes.

Pamela said of her appointment:

“I am thrilled and honoured to be joining Asia House with its unique history for articulating knowledge of pan-Asian cultures here in London. It is my ambition to build upon its founders’ legacy and successes with our Chairman, Sir John Boyd and to develop new directions across the arts, creative and learning communities, working closely with our CEO Michael Lawrence and the dedicated team at Asia House. This is the ideal time to highlight the organisation’s diverse educational and arts programming, as we surge towards celebrating Asia House’s 20 Year Anniversary in 2016.”
Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive said:

“I am delighted that Pamela is joining the Asia House team. I look forward to seeing her develop even stronger partnerships between our huge range of artistic interests and to expanding the ways by which people can learn from our programmes. Pamela’s extensive knowledge of Asia, arts and education will help us take our efforts to promote Asia through cultural understanding to the next level.”


Pamela Kember started her career at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, before moving on to MOMA, Oxford where she developed her interest in pan-Asian art. She ultimately served as Head of External Relations for the gallery before relocating to Hong Kong in 1997.  Ms Kember served on the Board of Directors for the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, from 2000-12. For the past fifteen years she has been teaching art history, theory and exhibition studies at institutions in Hong Kong, and the UK while writing, teaching and travelling extensively in Asia. Since returning to London in 2009, she has been curating and lecturing on the art of South East Asia, and artists of the Asian diaspora at various UK institutions.,1TE04,6GVPGU,6HWME,1


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