Bergit Arends is curator of Contemporary Arts at the Natural History Museum where she has curated exhibitions including Lucy + Jorge Orta’s ‘Amazonia’, Mark Dion’s ‘Systema Metropolis’ and Cape Farewell’s ‘The Ship: The Art of Climate Change’. She also enables artists’ residencies at the museum. From 1999 to 2004 she managed the science and art programme at the Wellcome Trust.