The full title of the Trust is named just as it was when it was established in 1890, The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust (2010). We currently operate with the simpler title of Hospitalfield.

The Trust is registered with OSCR and is therefore a Registered Scottish Charity (SCO 09987). The Trust is overseen by a Board of Governors who can serve for a maximum term of six years that is split in to two three year terms.

The aims of the charity is to run Hospitalfield as a cultural organisation for artists and for education in the arts.

If you are interested in knowing more about becoming a Governor of Hospitalfield please contact us. We run an open application for Expressions of Interest to become a Governor – please fill out the form on this link…


  • Sir Mark Jones Chair of the Governors

    Sir Mark Jones FRSE is Chair of the Pilgrim Trust. He was Curator of Medals at the British Museum [1974-1992], Director of the National Museums of Scotland [1992-2001], Director of the V&A [2001-11] and Master of St Cross College, Oxford [2011-2016]. He has written extensively on the history of the medal, fakes and forgeries, collecting and museums, and restitution. He is a Visitor of the Ashmolean Museum and a trustee of Tullie House, the Corning Museum of Glass, Compton Verney, the Watts Museum, the Grimsthorpe and Drummond Trust and the Historic Environment Scotland Trust.

  • Christopher Breward

    Christopher Breward is Principal of Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he also holds the title of Vice Principal for the Creative and Performing Arts. Previous to this he was Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and has held academic posts at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion. Trained as an art and design historian at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art he is currently a Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh and maintains an active profile as a scholar of nineteenth and twentieth century material and visual culture in Britain. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Trustee of the National Museums of Scotland and a Governor of the Fruitmarket Gallery and the Pasold Foundation. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

  • Jane Carmichael

    Jane is a highly experienced museum professional who has worked at national level in Scotland and England. She was appointed twice to a newly-created role as Director of Collections, first for the Imperial War Museum, London and then for National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh. Both Museums underwent transformative redevelopment with major re-assessments, re-organisation and interpretations of their collections while she was there.  She has enjoyed representational roles on various museum bodies including Chair of the National Inventory of War Memorials.  Her research interest was the photography of the First World War in which she pioneered the identification of the forgotten British and Imperial official photographers and the context of their work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

  • Remco De Blaaij

    Remco de Blaaij is curator at CCA Glasgow since October 2012. Previously he co-curated Picasso in Palestine whilst working at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands since 2007. He worked in the team of Be(com)ing Dutch, a two-year elaborate project in the museum that dealt with residues of globalisation, national identity and immigration. In 2011 he concluded his research at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University with the publication ‘too little, too late’ on border practices of visual culture against the background of Suriname, South America. In 2013 he was recipient of the CPPC/ICI Travel Grant for Central America and the Caribbean.

  • David McAllister

    David McAllister is Senior Projects Manager at the National Trust for Scotland. A highly experienced professional with over 30 years in the Heritage sector focused on Conservation and Operational Management and skilled in the planning and delivery of successful, heritage projects. David is a registered Architect, trained at Strathclyde University, working in Glasgow firstly with ASSIST and then as an Associate with Page & Park Architects. He joined the National Trust for Scotland in 2000, initially as Conservation Manager in its South Region becoming Regional Director a year later. He has had various roles in the organisation since and was project Director for the multi-award winning Battle of Bannockburn project.

  • Kyla McDonald

    Kyla McDonald is Artistic Director at Glasgow Sculpture Studios where she has curated exhibitions with artists such as Nicolas Deshayes, Cally Spooner, Nina Beier, Michael Dean, Haegue Yang, Elizabeth Price, Gareth Moore and Iman Issa, amongst others.  From 2008 until late 2012 Kyla McDonald was Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she was a key member of the International Collections team working on acquisitions for the Tate Collection. She curated the Project Space (formerly Level 2) exhibitions Haris Epaminonda, VOL. VI, 2010 and I Decided Not to Save the World 2011. Kyla was a major contributor to the Tate Modern Tanks Delivery Group where she worked on projects with Haegue Yang, Jeff Keen and Performance Year Zero – a week-long programme of events and performances with artists such as Nina Beier, Keren Cytter, Rabih Mroue, Hito Stereyl and Anthea Hamilton. She has also worked on the 2012 Unilever Turbine Hall Commission with artist Tino Sehgal. She is a Jury Member for the Turner Prize 2015.

  • Hilary Nicoll

    Hilary Nicoll trained as a visual artist, before moving in to arts management. She has worked for over 20 years in a variety of roles in the field, including for Glasgow City Council, Arts Council of England, as Director of Scottish Sculpture Workshop and as a freelance consultant and project manager. Her experience is wide ranging and includes organisational development and change management, artistic programming and capital development planning, managing grants programmes and delivery of national strategic projects. Most recently she has enjoyed working for Creative Scotland as freelance Project Manager for the ArtWorks Scotland project, part of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks initiative to develop practice in participatory settings across the UK.

  • Alison Smith

    Alison Smith is Service Manager for Economic Development at Angus Council and has over 20 years experience in local government. With a background in funding she has had extensive success in bringing in major capital and revenue funding to Angus Council and the wider community and is well connected with networks and partnerships across Scotland and the EU. She has played a key role in policy and strategy development particularly for the rural economy.

    She is currently a Director of Angus Environmental Trust , Vice Chair of the Angus LEADER Local Action Group and Vice Chair of the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development  Group.