Cheryl Bowen has worked in Museums and the Cultural sector for more than 10 years and now works for Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust as the Community Engagement and Participation Co-ordinator.
Cheryl is currently a member of the Museum Detox Network, and Museum Detox North West Group, a Mentor for TATE We Make Change Programme and Sheffield Hallam University. Cheryl is also the Co-director of Musuem X, a CIC which looks after the Black British Museum Project Initiative.
In 2018 Cheryl completed her PGCE at University College London where she trained and worked as an Arts Tutor at Newham Sixth Form College in East London and has been a guest speaker on Museum Studies and Cultural Development Programmes for the University of Leeds and Manchester.
Previously Cheryl has worked at the National Portriat Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Learning Departments managing young people’s programmes. In addition to managing a range of core and external funded projects for Hackney Musuem and Archive Service 2007-2015
Cheryl is passionate about community development work, social justice and the impact arts can play in the environment, regeneration, as well a foundation for learning, communicating feelings, thoughts and ideas.