The Adamson Collection Trust are please to announce the appointment of Dr Val Huet as Trustee.


BA Fine Arts (Sculpture), PG Dip. Art Therapy, Diploma Group Psychotherapy, MA Art Therapy, MA Organisational Consultancy, PhD in Psychology.

Val trained in sculpture at Camberwell School of Art and qualified as an Art Therapist in 1986. She introduced art therapy to community mental health services and went on to head the arts therapies department at Springfield Hospital, London.  She later worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and taught on the art therapy training at Goldsmiths’ college for twelve years.  She is a qualified Group Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant.

Val is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the British Association of Art Therapists, a post she has held since 2003. She also works freelance as an organisational consultant and supervisor. She co-founded the Art Therapy Practice Research Network in 2000 and has been actively leading it since. Val has lectured internationally in France, Russia, Spain, Greece, Singapore and China. Between 2004 and 2014, Val was the Chair of Claremont, an award-winning project providing arts therapies, arts for health and wellbeing activities to older people. Val was a board member of the London Arts in Health Forum from 2011 to 2017 and is also a member of the advisory group for Paintings in Hospitals. In 2015, Val completed a PhD on art therapy groups for work-related stress and has published widely. Val’s art practice remains active and at present focusses on life drawing and sculpture.

Speaking about the appointment Val said: I am delighted to join the Adamson Trust Board and look forward to promoting the collection and exploring its creative potential.”

January 2018