Melanie Keen is Director of the Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Opened in 2007, and inspired by the medical objects collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art.
Prior to joining the Wellcome Collection ,Melanie was Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), an evolving, radical visual arts organisation dedicated to developing an artistic programme that reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation. Previous to this Melanie was a senior manager at Arts Council England. She has participated in international conferences including the March Meeting 2016, Sharjah, Curating the International Diaspora, Asia Culture Centre and ICF, South Korea. Melanie acts as Independent Advisor to the Government Art Collection, sits on the British Council’s Visual Arts Advisory Group and in 2018 participated in the Mayor of London’s Suffrage Commission Group. She is also part of the Leonardo Group for Science Gallery, London.