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Members of the Bronte Society Board
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Members of the Bronte Society Board

On this page you can learn more about the members of the Board of the Bronte Society - our trustees.  To get in touch with any of them, please contact Alison Boardman here. 

Members of Brontë Society Board

Elina Eady Elina is a non-practising barrister and was admitted as a solicitor in 2003. Upon qualification she worked in private practice advising on Immigration, Asylum Law and Family Law. She has worked as a senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Leeds. She has also been a prosecutions solicitor for Calderdale Council and is currently employed as an Adult Health and Social Care solicitor. Elina is a co-author of Children and Same Sex Families: A Legal Hand Book. She is also a Stonewall Schools Role Model.
Jane Sellars MBE Jane Sellars MBE began her career as an art curator at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, where she became a specialist on women artists, and wrote and curated Women’s Works, 1988. She was then appointed Director of the Brontë Parsonage Museum, where she became an authority on the art of the Brontës with the publication The Art of the Brontës, Cambridge University Press, 1995, co-authored with Christine Alexander.
Jane was made Principal Curator of Harewood House, Leeds, 1997, then Curator of the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, later Curator of Cultural Services 2003 - 2019. In the course of her career, Jane Sellars has curated many shows of both historic and contemporary art.
Her major projects include the refurbishment of the Mercer Art Gallery, 2011, the record-breaking exhibitions Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight, 2011, Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney, 2014 and William Powell Frith: The People’s Painter, 2019.
She was awarded the Fellowship of the Museums Association for distinguished contribution to the museums and galleries profession in 2005. In 2018 she was made MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.