Emma Nicolson

Emma Nicolson, Head of Art, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a dynamic cultural leader and innovator, renowned for her creative thinking and strategic vision in the visual arts. As the Head of Arts at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, she spearheads a transformative arts strategy, integrating nature, science, and environmental concerns. Initiating projects like Climate House and collaborating with institutions like Serpentine Galleries, Emma engages audiences with climate and ecological issues. With a background as the founding director of ATLAS Arts and senior roles at institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Emma has a proven passion for collaborative, audience-building initiatives. She holds a Master of Arts from Edinburgh University and a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art. Emma actively contributes to the arts community through advisory roles and memberships in organizations like CLiC and Creative Carbon Scotland.

Past Events

Online, Via Zoom
Event Featuring

Sathnam Sanghera and Andrea Wulf join our Kew panel series, for a special event about nature, empire and the lessons of the past.