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Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital appoints arts advisor

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital has appointed Fabienne Nicholas as a consultant arts advisor, to develop the arts strategy for the future hospital.

Fabienne Nicholas
Fabienne Nicholas

Fabienne has over 30 years of senior leadership, curatorial and producing experience in the arts, with a history of developing sustainable and inclusive arts programmes and delivering extraordinary public art projects.

Now a freelance curator and Senior Associate Curator at Futurecity, Fabienne is delivering globally significant public art programmes and strategies. From delivering the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square to developing long-term public art programmes for LSE, Cambridge and Bristol Universities, she has a passion for bringing great art to great places.

“As an integral part of plans for CCRH, the arts can lift the environment from acceptable to exceptional, helping to redefine what a cancer hospital can be. Through the arts strategy, our aim is to create a welcoming, positive and inspiring environment that far surpasses expectations and plays a genuine role in patient care."

Natalie Ellis, Head of Arts at Cambridge University Hospitals

Natalie said: "We are looking forward to launching the CCRH art commissioning programme as part of the next design phase, focussing on two very special art commissions in the main public spaces of the hospital. We’re delighted that consultant art curator Fabienne Nicholas will be guiding us on this journey.

"Fabienne joins us with invaluable knowledge of public art commissioning, significant experience of working on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and in healthcare settings, and an impressive range of artist contacts. I know that Fabienne is excited to work with the CCRH project team in the coming months.”