Curator Modern & Contemporary Design, has been with National Museums Scotland since 2014, and in her current post since Summer 2017. She holds responsibility for the collections of British, European and other ‘Western’ glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and industrial design circa 1945-present.
Her research areas are within Nordic and British Modernist Jewellery Design; Contemporary Craft with a focus on Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery; 20th & 21st Century European Art & Design; and the integration and interpretation of historical collections by working artists and makers.
She has curated the NMS exhibitions Modernist Jewellery and Art of Glass developed in collaboration with the National Centre for Craft & Design; curated the Scottish content for the ACMI touring exhibition Games Masters; co-curating the exhibition Nordic Modernist Design; and assisting on Express Yourself.
In addition, she was one of five successful recipients in 2015 to be awarded the Art Funds New Collecting Award, with a project focusing on collecting, researching and disseminating Northern Modernist Jewellery with a particular emphasis on work designed and manufactured in Britain and Northern Europe.
For her selection Sarah has chosen the work of Silversmithing and Jewellery students Mischa Currie, Xiaoyin Wu and Alaitz MM. Gavilan
Sarah is currently on furlough from National Museums Scotland.