Louise Weller joins Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum is delighted to welcome Louise, a passionate and highly experienced curator who has worked for nearly fifteen years in the art gallery sector, to our team at an exciting point in our history.

Louise joins Petersfield Museum from Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, where she was Head of Exhibitions. During this time, she curated numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions on Modern British and contemporary art, including Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking (2021), Ben Nicholson: From the Studio (2021), Richard Hamilton: Respective (2020), Jann Howarth: Close Up (2019), Prunella Clough: A Centenary (2019), POP! Art in a Changing Britain (2018) and Cathie Pilkington: Working From Home (2018).

Louise began her career in the late 1990s at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, working on international art, design and photography exhibitions, including Robin and Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Contemporary Design (2001), Grayson Perry: Guerrilla Tactics (2002)  and Jenny Holzer: London 2006 (2006).

Louise received her History of Art degree from Manchester University (1994) and gained her Masters degree in Postwar British Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, in 1997. 

Louise had this to say about joining Petersfield Museum:
‘I am proud to join the team of staff and volunteers at Petersfield Museum as it transforms itself into a leading museum and arts organisation. I moved to the Petersfield area in 2007. Soon after arriving, I remember visiting Petersfield Museum housed in the old Courthouse and Flora Twort’s cottage and being captivated by the historical items and artworks on display. As Head of Collections and Exhibitions at Petersfield Museum I am looking forward to working with this important collection, discovering more about the stories behind the objects and delivering an exciting exhibition programme showcasing the work of leading contemporary artists.’