STAFF AND TRUSTEES
The Museum receives a commissioning grant in order to be able to fund its two full time positions from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. As an accredited Museum, the organisation prides itself on recruiting highly qualified staff which have usually gained an MA in Museum Studies, or similar qualification, and who have had previous experience of working in museums.
The Museum also has a Board of volunteer Trustees. The Board gives strategic leadership as well as supporting the Curator and Learning Officer.
Rebecca Arnott - Curator and Executive Officer
Rebecca became Curator and Executive Officer of the Museum in June 2017. Following a BA in History and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, she studied for an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Manchester. Rebecca’s first museum role was Front of House at Helmshore Mills Museum in Lancashire before moving to Kent for an internship at the Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive. Since then Rebecca has held posts at Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, which include Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Hall, and at Maidstone Museums.
She is looking forward to developing the collections alongside an exciting and engaging Temporary Exhibitions programme at the Museum of Richmond.
Vicky McGrath - Learning and Audience Development Officer
Vicky joined the Museum in October 2016, bringing over 10 years of experience of working in Museums and Heritage Education. Before taking up her current role, Vicky was the Learning Manager at Bucks County Museum and the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.
Vicky has a BA Hons in History from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in Heritage, Education and Interpretation from the University of Newcastle. She has an Enhanced DBS Check and in December 2016 was awarded the Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA)
She is looking forward to expanding the educational opportunities at the Museum. If you have any suggestions about what else we can offer, please email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilda Clarke - Chair of the Board of Trustees
Hilda Clarke joined the Museum of Richmond as Chair of the Board of Trustees in January 2018. Hilda has a wealth of experience from her working life as a History teacher, and later as a Headteacher, first of Langley Grammar School and then of Tiffin School in Kingston upon Thames.
As well as Chairing the Museum’s Board Hilda is also Chair of Governors, Kingston Adult Education and a member of Tiffin Girls’ School Academy Trust.
Hilda lived in Richmond for 16 years and has a strong interest in the local area. With a particular love of socio-economic history, her skills and knowledge fit the Museum’s collection and mission.
She is most looking forward to the next phase of development of the Museum and its continued success in providing exhibitions and programmes to interest the many visitors to the Museum from the local area and beyond.
WE ARE OPEN
Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 5pm
Saturday, April to September: 11am to 5pm
Saturday, October to March: 11am to 4pm
Please note: we often have learning workshops which start before the Museum opens to the public, which means the exhibition area will not be accessible until 12noon
Closed Sunday and Monday and on public holidays, including Easter Saturday.