The British Motor Museum is delighted to announce that it has made three senior appointments at the start of 2020. Stephen Laing, who was previously Curator at the Museum for 25 years, has been promoted to Head of Collections. Stephen, who has also joined the Senior Management Team, is now responsible for the Car, Museum and Archive collections, as well as exhibitions and cultural programming.
Cat Griffin has now been promoted to the role of Curator. Cat joined the Museum as an Arts Council England trainee in 2015 and was then promoted to Curatorial Assistant in 2017. In her current role, Cat now has more responsibility for the collections care and management along with the delivery of exhibitions.
Charlotte Gallant has been appointed to the role of Archivist and was previously Deputy Archivist for three years. Charlotte is now responsible for the overall running of the Archive department, looking after the collections of documents, film and photographs as well as the Heritage certificate service.
Stephen Laing, Head of Collections said “I am privileged to take on the role of Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum. Despite having worked with the collections for many years, I’m still fascinated by the richness of the heritage we have here at Gaydon. It’s a pleasure to be able to play an even greater part in its future and sharing it more widely.
He continued “I’m delighted to welcome Charlotte and Cat to their new roles. Both bring a fresh perspective to how we can develop our collections and programmes. I look forward to working with them and the rest of the talented team here at the Museum, to make our
collections even more accessible, engaging and enjoyable for all”.
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- The British Motor Museum houses the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust – over 300 cars spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras and a fabulous archive of film, photographs, personal papers and business documents.
- The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (the Trust) is an independent educational charity formed in 1983. The Registered Charity Number is 286575. Its mission is to collect, conserve, research and display for the benefit of the nation, motor vehicles, archives and ancillary material relating to the motor industry in Great Britain and to provide a world-class motor museum and major visitor attraction providing a broad based academic and educational facility coupled to an entertaining and attractive display.
- In December 2014 the Trust gained the coveted Designated status from Arts Council England which confirms that its collections are of national significance. The Designation Scheme is a mark of distinction, identifying and celebrating pre-eminent collections of national and international importance in non-national institutions.
- British Motor Museum is a a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England providing funding for a 4-year programme of exhibitions, engagement and learning activity from 2018 to 2022. Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries. Between 2018 and 2022, it will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences www.artscouncil.org.uk