School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Judith King

Senior Research Associate


Judith King

Judith King is Senior Research Associate on the AHRC funded research project Mapping Contemporary Art In the Heritage Experience led by Professor Andrew Burton, resulting in 4 contemporary commissions at 4 heritage sites in 2018, a major online resource, exhibition and conference in 2019.

Judith is Co Director of Arts&Heritage, an agency working nationally to promote, advise and support contemporary art practice within an historic context. Arts&Heritage has worked with many heritage partners such as the National Trust, English Heritage, Churches Conservation Trust, Compton Verney and others as well as museums and independent trusts and with internationally known artists, designers, performers and architects. Their recent work with museums called Meeting Point has resulted in 19 contemporary artists responding to museum collections and historical narratives. Arts&Heritage is a partner in Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience alongside the National Trust, Churches Conservation Trust, Contemporary Visual Arts Network and Arts Council England.

For more information about Arts&Heritage visit

Judith King is also an independent curator of contemporary art projects and was, for 16 years the curator of the English Heritage contemporary programme at Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens, working with artists, designers, architects and fashion designers to animate the empty and austere Belsay Hall resulting in projects Fashion At Belsay, The Sitooteries, Picture House and ExtraOrdinary Measures.

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Research Associate Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience
School of Fine Art and Culture


BA (Hons) Fine Art Camberwell School of Fine Art, London
MA (RCA) Fine Art (Painting)  Royal College of Art, London