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Helen has eighteen years of experience working with internationally significant collections, including the Royal Collection (2016-20) and the National Portrait Gallery, London (2002-16). Her demonstrated success encompasses acquisitions and collections development; curatorial oversight of exhibitions, publications, and programs; donor cultivation and stewardship; and institutional-level strategic planning. Helen works internationally advocating for selected artists and non-profit organizations.

Brew House Association

Board Member

July 2021 – Present

The Brew House Association (BHA) provides a wide range of creatives with the support needed to foster invention, creation, and collaboration. Find out more about their programs for artists and curators via their website.

Installation photograph of the BHA gallery space showing work by Paper Buck © Helen Trompeteler

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

Exhibition Committee Member

February 2021 – Present

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is the oldest, continuously exhibiting visual arts organization in the US. As an exhibition committee member, Helen supports AAP’s members, exhibitions, and programs. Find out more about AAP and the work of its members via their website.

Installation photograph of the AAP gallery space © Helen Trompeteler

Four Corners

Board Member

2017 – Present

Four Corners is a center for photography and film in London. Their work builds upon almost 50 years of radical, socially engaged approaches to photography and film. As a board member, Helen’s expertise supports Four Corners’ long-term curatorial strategy.

Learn more about Four Corners extensive programs at their website. The online Four Corners Archive documents the film and photographic heritage of Four Corners, Half Moon Photography Workshop, and Camerawork magazine.

Poster for Four Corners exhibition ‘Radical Visions’, 2018, showing Jo Spence folding issues of Camerawork magazine, photograph © Mike Goldwater

Marilyn Stafford


2017 – Present

Throughout 2017, Helen advised photojournalist Marilyn Stafford on the long-term care and cataloguing of her archive. Helen remains an active advocate for Stafford’s lifetime body of work. Stafford’s photographs span from 1948-1980 and cover remarkable periods of international modern history.

Learn more about Stafford’s life at her website.

Boulogne-Billancourt © Marilyn Stafford

Photographic Collections Network

Advisor and Researcher


PCN is an organization that protects and shares the UK’s diverse photographic collections and archives. Helen was an advisor and researcher for the network during its inaugural year.

Learn more about PCN’s collections research and programs via their website.

Photograph © Ula Kuźma