Nick Merriman awarded OBE in New Year Honours 2024

Congratulations from everyone at the Horniman to Nick Merriman, our Chief Executive and Director of Content, who has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year Honours list 2024.

The award recognises Nick’s services to the arts and heritage.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Nick has worked in institutions including the Museum of London, University College London and Manchester Museum. He currently chairs Arts Council England’s Designation Scheme Panel, the National Trust’s Collections and Interpretation Advisory Group, and Research England’s review of funding for Higher Education Museums and Galleries. He is also chair of the National Museum Directors’ Council’s environment and ecology subgroup.

He has been Chief Executive of the Horniman since 1 May 2018. The Horniman was awarded Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2022.

I’m delighted to be awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. It’s a wonderful recognition of the great work of everyone at the Horniman in recent years.
Nick Merriman

In February 2024, Nick will leave the Horniman to take up his new role as Chief Executive of English Heritage. The Horniman is in the process of recruiting his successor.