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David Moore

David Moore

David Moore is currently working as an independent curator, writer, researcher and museum / gallery consultant, with a particular interest in visual art collection development. He has published books and numerous articles, catalogues and reviews. Particular interests include modern artists and artist groups in Wales, artists in the Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire artist Ray Howard-Jones.

David was brought up in Brentwood, Essex, where he worked for a year as a housing assistant. He has a degree from the University of Oxford, where he read geography at Keble College. He later researched historic landscape resources at Aberystwyth University.

He has worked in public museums and galleries for twenty years, starting as a volunteer at the Ceredigion Museum. An Associate Member of the Museums Association, he worked for Pembrokeshire Museum Service and then as curator of Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery. In Brecon he considerably developed the local history displays, established the art gallery, built up the art collection to include notable contemporary and historic artists, jointly founded an art collections trust, and worked closely with the Brecknock Society.

David lives in Brecon, Wales, where he is chair of the friends of a regional mental health charity and a former chair of trustees of the charity itself. This helps to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community.

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