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‘New regime’ clashes with Pier Trust

Museum bosses tore down a poster promoting Herne Bay Pier Trust, despite the fact that the latest exhibition is dedicated to the iconic seaside structure. Despite protests from staff at the William Street museum, managers insisted the poster had to be removed because it did not fit in with the council's corporate branding.

Pier trust members who complained were told the poster had been put in the wrong place.

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Jo Jones says hello

I have been in post as Director of Museums and Galleries for Canterbury City Council for five weeks and am really enjoying my new job. I feel very privileged to be working in a beautiful part of the country with such committed and knowledgeable staff, stakeholders and partners, including the Friends of Herne Bay Museum. Thank you to all the …

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The committee of the Friends have had a very positive meeting with the new Director Jo Jones. We talked about ways that the Friends can get involved with the museum, not just financially, but practically. Ways in which the ideas from the community can make a real impact upon what is in the museum and what happens there. Ideas like …

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New Museums boss excited for future

Responsibility for the district's much treasured artefacts has been handed to a newly appointed director of museums and galleries at the city council.

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.

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At the King’s Hall, May 2011

The annual Projects and Business Exhibition at the Kings Hall, on the 9th of March was well attended with the Friends stall attracting a good deal of interest. We gave out lots of membership forms and people were keen to enter the prize draw, for this they had to fill in a questionnaire. The winner of the prize draw was …

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You’re a collector too

You may think of collecting as a specialised activity, rare and valuable items in glass cases or velvet lined drawers, but collecting, although it can be like this, is something much broader and something peculiar to the human species. With the possible exception of lyre birds and jackdaws, no other creature fetishises objects in the way we do, no other …

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New Museum Director

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 …

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