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Annabelle Campbell

Annabelle Campbell is Head of Exhibitions and Collections at the Crafts Council.

Annabelle’s specific responsibilities include; overseeing the Collection and all related projects, the exhibition and touring programmes, the online exhibition programme, partnership development, also the curatorial CPD development initiatives

Key projects include Spark Plug Curator Awards, Crafts Council/V&A exhibitions Out of the Ordinary and Power of Making, touring shows including Lab Craft, Added Value? Crafting Narrative and Block Party, online exhibitions Out of Print with Malcolm Garratt and 40:40 Forty Objects for Forty Years.

Annabelle trained as a textile designer, and following a period of freelance work moved into the museum profession. She has previously worked at the British Museum, Museum of Reading, V&A and the Geffrye Museum. While in her role at the Geffrye as curator for Twentieth Century and Contemporary collections she curated exhibitions including Mies Meets Marx: an installation by Michael Marriott, Domestic Archaeology, an installation by The Light Surgeons.

Since its launch in 2000, Annabelle has also been involved with the MA programme for Curating Contemporary Design run in partnership by Kingston University and the Design Museum.

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ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

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Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

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Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

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The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the...