A 1,400-year-old gold pendant found in a field by a metal detectorist has been donated to the Beaney Museum in Canterbury. The superbly-crafted Anglo-Saxon piece, which is about the size of a 50p coin, is made of beaded gold wire and includes an intricate four-legged design, widely used in the period. It was discovered at Manston and reported under the …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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.Read More »
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 …Read More »