Clare van Loenen is a cultural programmer, educator, and researcher in Richmond, Virginia. She teaches Museum Studies and Arts Administration for the Art History Department. Previously, she held roles in the UK at the Hayward Gallery Architecture Center Network, World Event Young Artists as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and Nottingham Castle. Clare was a Trustee for Nottingham Contemporary in its launch phase and a Peer Reviewer in film and new media for the Arts Council of England. Informing her research focus on artist activists who reformulate the museum, are a Production Residency at Elsewhere a Living Museum and Artist Residency inside a Depression-era thrift store in Greensboro in North Carolina and a Fellowship in the Photography Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Clare completed her doctorate in Media, Art, and Text at VCU, an MA in Museum Studies at Leicester University, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Cambridge. Her undergraduate degree was in History of Art with History at Bristol University. She moved to America in 2011.