Victoria McGuinness is Head of Cultural Programming and Partnerships, overseeing three teams that support humanities research engagement through facilitation of interdisciplinary and international networks, fellowships and public engagement with research. Victoria's portfolio includes TORCH, Knowledge Exchange, and the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.
Victoria has worked in Museums and Higher Education for the last fifteen years and has a PhD in the area of museum and cultural project management from Leicester University (School of Museum Studies). Following a varied career, Victoria also had roles as a project management and museums consultant, and worked in Greece, Spain, Portugal on archaeological and museum projects.
Before joining TORCH in 2014, Victoria was at the Ashmolean Museum as a Project Manager for seven years, working on the £61 million Redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum, overseeing the object processing and mount-making for the 12,000 objects installed in the 35 new galleries. Victoria also managed the creation and development of the Broadway Museum in Worcestershire.