Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

President His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Chairman: John Lewis, OBE
Vice Chairman: Keir McGuinness
Deputy Chairman: Ian Leith, FSA
CEO: Robert Lisney, OBE
COO: Joanna Barnes
Treasurer: Martin Israel FCA

Trustees: John Lewis, OBE, Keir McGuinness, Adrian Glew, Ian Leith, Robert Lisney, OBE, Joanna Barnes, Derek Pullen, Katharine Eustace FSA, Tony Mott, Andrew Ellis.

Vice Presidents:
The Lord Cormack, FSA, DL (Senior Vice President)
The Lord Aberdare, DL
Alan Baxter, CBE, BSc FIStructE, MICE, MCONSE, Hon. FRIBA
The Lord Crathorne, DL KCVO, K St J, FSA, MA, JP
Sir Michael Hintze, AM
Tim Knox, FSA
Timothy Llewellyn, OBE
Sir Jonathan Marsden, KCVO, FSA
Dr Jennifer Montagu, CBE, LVO, FBA
Dr Nicholas Penny, FSA, FBA
Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire MP

Sculpture Journal Editors: Dr Peter Dent, Prof Catherine Moriarty and Dr Jonathan Wood

The Association is a charitable company which is run by its Board of Trustees. Sub-committees, when necessary, are established to organise events, projects or campaigns.

Company no 3415961
Registered Charity no 1064519

Founding members

Founding Patron Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, CBE, RA

The PMSA's founding members were Jo Darke (formerly PMSA Chief Executive), with the writer, lecturer and broadcaster Paul Atterbury, Ian Leith of the National Monuments Record, and Catherine Moriarty, then Co-ordinator of the National Inventory of War Memorials which was founded in 1989 to create a database of war memorials throughout the UK.


From the beginning, the PMSA was actively encouraged by the writer and sculpture scholar Benedict Read, and by Andrew and Janet Naylor, metal sculpture conservators. Subscriptions were opened in May 1991 and membership has now stabilised at around 250. Since 1991, the PMSA has initiated the National Recording Project and collaborated with the publishers Liverpool University Press on the acclaimed series 'Public Sculpture of Britain', and has established the much respected Sculpture Journal. It has set up events, conferences and publications in collaboration with English Heritage, the UK Institute of Conservators, University College Dublin and many other similar institutions. The PMSA operates an advisory service and distributes newsletters and newsheets to its members.

Other projects include collaboration with a number of organisations and individuals to oversee production of the 'Custodians Handbook', published in 2005 and occasionally updated. It was designed to give guidance to families and individuals who inherit sculptors' works, studios, archives and memorabilia. The campaign 'Save our Sculpture' (SoS) was set up to encourage concerned members of the public to keep watch over their neighbourhood sculptures, and to report damage or negligence to the PMSA.