Honorary Doctorate - 2001
Janet Barnes is Chief Executive of the York Museums Trust and has been a museum and art gallery professional for over 29 years.
Previously Director of the Crafts Council, Janet has also worked at Sheffield Galleries and Museums. During her time at Sheffield, she opened the Ruskin Gallery and Ruskin Craft Gallery, which housed the educational collection of John Ruskin.
She is currently a Director of the Guild of St George who initiated the very successful Campaign for Drawing. She has been a member of the Yorkshire Regional Arts Council since its inception in 2002.