Alice Purkiss leads the University of Oxford’s National Trust Partnership, a flagship collaboration between the university and Europe’s largest conservation charity. As Partnership Lead, Alice coordinates a varied programme to promote knowledge exchange and public engagement between the two institutions and beyond with a focus on curatorial research and engagement.
Alice is a Clore Emerging Leader, an awards judge for the Oxford Preservation Trust, a member of the Heritage Alliance’s Digital, Learning & Skills Advocacy Group, and is co-convenor of the Heritage Pathway graduate training programme at Oxford University.
Alice is an art historian by training, having received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol and her masters degree from the University of Oxford. Prior to returning to Oxford in 2016, Alice worked at the British Library, Tate Britain, and The Charleston Trust.