Tonya Nelson

Director Of Art Technology & Innovation
Arts Council England

Tonya Nelson was recently appointed to be the first Director of Arts Technology and Innovation at Arts Council England after co-authoring the DCMS policy report Culture is Digital. She is also currently Chair of the Bomb Factory Arts Foundation board of trustees, Chair of the UK Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM UK), and sits of the board trustees of The National Gallery. In addition, Tonya is a member of the Art World Professional Advisory Group of Christie’s auction house. She was formerly Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London (UCL), where she helped pioneer new 3D imaging technologies for the heritage sector and developed one of a handful of 3D interactive museum websites in the world. Prior to entering the cultural sector, she was a lawyer and management consultant in Washington, DC where she grew up.