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New Museum Director

Jo Jones
Jo Jones

As part of the restructuring and
realignment of the Museums service as a whole, Canterbury City Council
has appointed a new Director of Museums. She is Joanna Jones, currently
Arts and Cultural Services Manager for Sefton Museums & Galleries,
she is due to take up her new post in June.

Ken
Reedie, who has been Curator of the City Museums and Galleries Service
since the early 1970s is due to retire as soon as the Beaney project in
Canterbury is complete.

The
timing of Ms. Jones’ appointment means that no great changes are likely
take place in the near future. We can be encouraged that in making this
appointment the Council seems serious about its commitment to support
the museums and avoid any further threats of closure.

We look
forward to working with the new Director, who we understand is
enthusiastic about community involvement, to help make Herne bay Museum
become the attraction that the town needs.

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Jo Jones, 39, says Canterbury has an outstanding variety of historical collections, and she aims to encourage more visitors to spend more money on seeing them. Her appointment follows widespread condemnation last year of council proposals to close some museums to save money.