Kettle’s Yard and The Fitzwilliam Museum are delighted to announce the appointment of Habda Rashid to the new post of Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art.
Habda will work across the two Cambridge University museums with a remit to shape and deliver collections-based research, public programming and curatorial work on the collections of 20th and 21st-century British art, within a global context. A specific focus of the role is to bring new and under-represented perspectives, voices and artworks into these collections, including through new acquisitions and commissions. The appointment reflects an increasingly close collaboration between museums and departments across Cambridge, to catalyse research and public engagement.
Habda moves to Kettle’s Yard and The Fitzwilliam Museum from Create London where she worked as Senior Curator: Contemporary Art and most recently as Interim Artistic Director: Contemporary Art. Prior to this Habda Rashid worked as Assistant Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London for 7 years.
Habda Rashid says:
‘I am delighted to be joining colleagues at Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum, two important and unique institutions, at a moment of ambition to grow the collections and expand the stories told by art to reach the widest possible audiences. Cambridge is a special place and the opportunity to continue my research as part of its esteemed academic networks is extraordinary.’