Our Board Directors and Trustees are influential leaders and experts in their fields. They are responsible for the structure, policies and strategic objectives of the organisation and contribute a broad range of expertise and experience.
Dr Victoria McGuinness
Board Director and Trustee
Dr Vicky McGuinness is Head of Research Partnerships at the Humanities Division in the University of Oxford. Her role includes leading on support for Oxford Humanities researchers in public and wider research engagement and overseeing the management of TORCH - The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.
Vicky has worked in Museums and Higher Education for the last fifteen years. Her first degree and early career was in archaeology, which was followed by a master’s degree in Museum Studies and, recently, her PhD in museum and cultural project management. Both were from Leicester University School of Museum Studies.
Before joining TORCH in 2014, Vicky was at the Ashmolean Museum as a Project Manager for seven years, working on the £61 million redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum, overseeing the object processing and mount-making for the 12,000 objects installed in the 35 new galleries. Among other cultural projects, Vicky also managed the creation and development of the new Broadway Museum in Worcestershire. Working as a Project Management and Museums consultant, Vicky has also worked with Bahrain National Museum, Qal’at al Bahrain Museum, UCL Petrie Museum and also in Greece for the British School at Athens in Knossos, Crete, and Portugal and Spain.
Vicky is also a Trustee at the Museum of Oxford Redevelopment Trust and an ‘Expert Advisor’ as part of the Oxford Castle Committee (Oxford Preservation Trust).