Director - Paul Kirkman
Paul Kirkman was appointed permanent Director of the National Railway Museum in July 2013, following a period of secondment as Acting Director from his position of Head of Arts and Creative Industries at the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
Paul joined the Department for Culture Media and Sport in September 2005 as Head of Museums & Libraries. He was a Clore Fellow in 2009 and led the DCMS's work on the 2010 Spending Review.
Previously, Paul studied Philosophy at Edinburgh University before joining HM Treasury. In between three spells at the Treasury he was Private Secretary to the Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, studied for an MA in Art History at Goldsmiths College and was Head of Policy & Planning at the Natural History Museum.