Distinguished friends

Heather Mayfield

Heather Mayfield is Deputy Head and Head of Content for the Science Museum and works with teams who deliver content onto the floor and the Web. Heather has worked for the Science Museum Group for over thirty years; she led the teams who delivered the award-winning exhibitions in the Wellcome Wing.

Heather has curated medical and photography collections and has worked on a number of major gallery developments. She has recently concentrated on the interpretation of contemporary science, notably through ‘Antenna’ – the exhibition that changes weekly in response to science news. Currently she is working with teams looking at new medical galleries, a major new gallery on the history of communication and temporary exhibitions on cosmonauts, robots and medicine in the first World War.