From the WMN:
"The Royal Cornwall Museum has appointed a new director to oversee its work in Truro.
Ian Wall will leave his post as director of Creswell Heritage Trust on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, where he has worked for 20 years, to take up his new job this week.
Bryan Preston, chairman of trustees for the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the charity which owns and manages the Royal Cornwall Museum, said: “The selection of Ian Wall was a unanimous decision. Ian is not only passionate about collections, but about sharing them with local communities and visitors. He took Creswell Heritage Trust through a period of major change and development and therefore has a wealth of experience, which will benefit the RIC as it approaches its bicentenary in 2018. We are delighted to welcome him and his family to Cornwall.”
The RCM has seen many developments over the past decade, most notably a partnership with the British Museum, which resulted in the Ancient Worlds gallery opening in June 2012. This provided a better home for the unwrapped mummy, Isef-tayef-nakht, and a much-improved space for Cornwall’s schoolchildren to enjoy Egyptian workshops.
Having met more than 100 RIC members in November, Mr Wall has had the opportunity to listen to what makes people passionate about the organisation and the importance of the role it plays in communicating Cornwall’s history and culture to the people of Cornwall, as well as visitors to the region.
Mr Wall said: “I was attracted to this post because of the outstanding collections at the Royal Cornwall Museum and the opportunities to work with the wide range of organisations across Cornwall as well as national and international partners.
“This is a particularly exciting time to work at the RIC, a place which celebrates the rich and distinctive Cornish cultural heritage and its artistic expression. I am very excited about taking the RIC forward in to the next 200 years of its existence.”
The RCM is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4.45pm. Entry to the museum is free to RIC members and anyone aged 18 or under. Adults pay £5 for an annual pass.
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