A message from Anita Hollinshead

“Dear Colleagues

After what seems like a very short, but rewarding year as the MDO covering Lincolnshire, today I am finishing in my role with the regional Museum Development team.

As you will know from previous communications, Museum Development Programme support will continue across the region over the next 3 years, but it will be delivered in a different way with a small central team based in Leicester working with freelancers who will be commissioned to deliver specific areas of work. Support will also continue to be available through grants, targeted development programmes (e.g. business development, collections, audiences), support for forums, specialist advice, information and guidance. Arts Council funding will only support Accredited museums and those committed to working towards Accreditation.

Therefore please direct all enquiries to:
enquiries@museumdevelopmentEM.org.uk / 0116 3057796

In the future I will be working as a freelance museums and heritage consultant. I hope there will be opportunities to continue to work with individual museums in Lincolnshire and the Heritage Forum, both as one of the freelancers supporting the new museum development programme and independently. If you would like to request support from me through the Museum Development Progamme please contact Claire Browne (Museum Development Manager) or Angie Minton (Museum Development Support Officer) via the address / number above.

If you would like to talk to me about independent work, my contact details from August 1st will be available through the Heritage Forum committee.

Finally, I would like to thank you for making me feel so welcome as we’ve worked together over the past year and look forward to staying in touch in the future.

Best wishes, Anita”

I’m sure you will all join the Committee in thanking Anita, and the MDO team for their fantastic contribution over the past few years. – Heather, Committee Secretary

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