David Gaimster

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Professor David Gaimster has been the Director of The Hunterian, the University of Glasgow Museum and Gallery Service, since September 2010.

David worked formerly as General Secretary and Chief Executive, Society of Antiquaries of London (2004-2010), Senior Policy Advisor for Cultural Property, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), London (2002-04); and Assistant Keeper in the Department for Medieval & Later Antiquities, British Museum, London (1986-2001).

While at DCMS in 2002-04 David led the teams managing UK acceptance of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the passing of the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003.