New directors appointed to the board of directors of the Musée du foyer


Alain Clapham

Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham AKA ‘The Transformative Storyteller’ hosted shows for MTV and Sky, hosted events at Wembley Arena, interviewed Beyoncé, Dr Dre and Marvel mastermind Stan Lee, and shared his story on the stage TED. A seasoned educator and creative producer, he’s now a senior host for YouTube – empowering thousands of young people to better navigate the digital landscape – while helping award-winning CEOs uncover their own stories of transformation.

He has been a consultant for Wellcome Collection, Historic Royal Palaces and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports and is the driving force behind BMT – an immersive live and online platform celebrating ‘awesome everyday stories of black men and women ”. Alain takes up all challenges with irrepressible energy, curiosity and a desire to get to the point.

In this post-pandemic world, Alain has become a much sought-after facilitator and host, able to harness the power of Transformative Storytelling to bring together local, corporate and cultural communities. Through his expertise and advice, he helps find and cultivate the common ground that leads to real and lasting change.

Viscount Charles Colville

Charles Colville is a television producer and Crossbench member of the House of Lords. He graduated in Modern History from Durham University. He started his career as a journalist in the West Midlands and then worked for the BBC’s Newsnight program, becoming the Moscow producer during the fall of the Soviet Union. Moving on to documentaries, he has produced a wide range of scientific and historical programs in collaboration with museums and heritage organizations around the world.

He used his experience as a journalist and his historical knowledge to create independent and fresh stories. Since leaving the BBC he has produced a series on the role of the Queen in our national life. His most recent work “World War II Battles in Color” premiered last month on the Smithsonian Channel. It uses archives of personal films and testimonials from soldiers to give a new look at six decisive battles. The 1944 episode of the Battle of the Bulge highlights the role played by soldiers from various backgrounds in the Allied victory.

In the House of Lords, he speaks, among other things, on media and digital issues. More recently, he supported amendments to the environmental bill aimed at reducing plastic pollution. As a member of the Communications and Digital Select Committee, he has participated in investigations into digital regulation and public service broadcasting in the UK. The current inquiry is into the government’s consultation on the privatization of Channel 4. He is a big supporter of the Museum of the Home and looks forward to working with the board.

Professor Caroline Malone

Caroline Malone is a British scholar and archaeologist, currently Professor of Prehistory at Queen’s University Belfast (School of Natural and Built Environment) and was previously a Senior Tutor at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, UK. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the journal Antiquity and curator of the Department of Prehistory and Ancient Europe at the British Museum.

She began her career as a curator at the Alexander Keiller Museum in Avebury and as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage. She graduated from New Hall, University of Cambridge, with a BA in Archeology and Anthropology and a Doctorate in Prehistoric Archeology. Her research includes a number of long-running archaeological projects in Italy, Malta, Sicily and Scotland, and most recently she led an Advanced European Research Fellowship for Collaborative Research in Malta.

She has published extensively on archaeological topics, particularly prehistoric settlements, artefacts, pottery, primitive art, and funerary traditions. She is married to an archaeologist and has two adult daughters.

Museum of the Home Trustees are not remunerated. These appointments were made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointment process is regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointed person in the past five years must be reported. This is defined as including the exercise of a mandate, public speaking, making a recordable gift or running for office. Alain Clapham, Viscount Colville and Professor Malone have not declared any such political activity.


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