Joanna Holland

Assistant Curator
Science and Conservation Programme
Cambridge Conservation Initiative


I am supporting the development of an arts, science, and conservation programme for CCI. Passionate about the natural world and the intrinsic benefits of nature, I have always been fascinated by the transformative power of interdisciplinary arts and science programming.

After initially studying History of Art and Architecture, I have worked in public engagement in the arts, persuing my interest in arts and science programming during roles in Communications and Learning teams at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), and the University of Cambridge Museums.

I also work as a freelance arts project manager and have collaborated with Tyne & Wear Museums, the Science Museum, various arts and technology agencies and individual contemporary artists. Until recently I was Associate Director / Creative Producer of Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, a creative organisation that co-produces contemporary art programmes, often in natural spaces.

With colleagues from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge, I have recently contributed to research into site-specific arts practice: Artists as Emplaced Pedagogues: How Does Thinking About Children’s Nature Relations Influence Pedagogy? Springer International Research Handbooks on Childhoodnature, 2018.