The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Current Vacancies

Chair of The Wallace Collection

Closing date for Applications: Monday, September 8th, 2014



The Department for Culture, Media and Sport would like to invite applications for Trustee of the Wallace Collection with the potential to be the Chair.

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in a historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.  Chairing its Board of Trustees will require a sound financial sense, a passion for the collection, and a strong interest in scholarship and the museum’s educational mission.   

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • be a person of significant standing with a high profile background in the arts, academic, commercial, voluntary or public sector

  • have an understanding of, and commitment to, the mission and values of the Wallace Collection and the skills to oversee its future development

  • have a sound understanding of governance and the skills, intellect and stature to be an effective Chair of a high calibre board

  • have the ability and enthusiasm to act as an inspirational advocate and ambassador for the museum with a diverse range of donors and other interested parties

  • have a good understanding of the funding of charitable organisations and be able to enhance the museum’s self-generated income.

The appointment is made by the Prime Minister.  The role demands around 1-2 days per month, and is unremunerated. Board meetings are held quarterly, at the museum.

How to apply:

To download an information pack with details of how to apply please visit –

Please use the search term: WALLACE


For more information please contact:

David Goodwin at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Tel:       020 7211 2310



Completed applications must be received by 5pm Monday 8 September

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are scheduled for 29 October 2014


DCMS promotes an equal opportunities policy. Appointments are made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, and these appointments are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.  Applications are welcomed regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants

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