In 2012 the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum engaged Nicola Gauld to act as co-curator for the exhibition, Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic Responses to Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation. The partnership proved to be an extremely positive and fruitful one. I was impressed by Nicola’s contribution throughout the development of the exhibition and very much enjoyed working with her.

Nicola brought a number of valuable attributes to the project, including high levels of enthusiasm and commitment. Her role involved developing the content and interpretation of the exhibition, including selecting objects for loan, writing text and planning the overall layout of the exhibition. She was highly efficient and well organised in this and brought a creative approach to the development of the exhibition interpretation. She also demonstrated a very practical and hands-on approach in supporting the installation of the exhibition. Nicola’s working relationship with the rest of the project team was excellent and overall she made a major contribution to the successful delivery of the project.

The Museum has been extremely satisfied with the final exhibition. It has been a major success with our audiences and has received critical acclaim for its treatment of the subject. I would be more than happy to work with Nicola again in the future.

Martin Roberts, Senior Curator

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum


Working with Nicola is a pleasure as she is so organised, considerate and highly motivated. A strong work ethic, intelligent thinking and resourceful planning, result in an assurance that deadlines will be met and high standards attained. She easily adapts to new situations and will then excel in them. I would therefore readily recommend Nicola as a potential asset for any project or team.

Brigitte Winsor

Freelance Designer