Dr Cindy Sughrue OBE has been the Director of the Charles Dickens Museum in London since October 2015. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive & Executive Producer at Scottish Ballet, where she developed opportunities for the company to present its work across the UK and internationally and moved the company into new national headquarters following a major capital project. Cindy has worked in the cultural sector for over 30 years in jobs as varied as running a contemporary art gallery and producing theatre. Cindy is also a Trustee of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund.
On 21 February, Cindy will be joining Lucinda Hawksley – a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum – in conversation. Cindy will talk about the challenges of running a museum during successive lockdowns, as well as what the subsequent social changes caused by the pandemic have meant for the cultural and tourism sectors. She will also be talking about what it is like to run a museum dedicated to a long-dead, white Victorian man, in a world of cancel culture. Join Lucinda and Cindy at 12pm on PPG.