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07 Dec 2012

New Director appointed for the Fitzwilliam Museum

“The University of Cambridge has appointed a new Director to succeed Timothy Potts at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Tim Knox is currently Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London where he has been since 2005. During his time there he masterminded the restoration of the two houses, Nos. 12 and 14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which flank Soane’s original Museum at No. 13. The ambitious OUTS (Opening up the Soane) project, which has involved raising over £7 million, is now fully planned and financed, and ready to move into its second phase, the first having provided a new exhibition gallery, new conservation studios and a new museum shop.” (from the University of Cambridge)

Ann Sumner resigns as director of Birmingham Museums Trust

“Birmingham Museums Trust is on the hunt for a new boss after Ann Sumner resigned just seven months after becoming director. Sumner is leaving to become the executive director of the Bronte Society, where she will start in early February.

“Ann Sumner has made a decision for personal and family reasons to relocate to Yorkshire to another role and to be nearer her family and as a result will be stepping down from her role as director in the new year,” said Birmingham Museums Trust chairman Len Clark.” (Simon Stephens on Museums Association website, 7 December 2012)