Laurie Britton Newell is a curator who works across contemporary art, craft and design in Europe and the USA. Through her curating, writing and teaching she seeks to contextualise creative practice and bring together objects, ideas and audiences.
While working as Curator of Contemporary Programmes at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London she curated critically acclaimed exhibitions such as Memory Palace in 2013, Make Lab in 2011, 1:1: Architects Build Small Spaces in 2010 and Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft in 2008.
She writes about contemporary creative practice for catalogues, magazines and newspapers, and teaches regularly on these subjects. Britton Newell studied Art and Design History before completing a Masters in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University, UK.