Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Graham would like to announce that as of the 31st Oct 2013, he will retire as Director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Simon Costin has been appointed as the new Director.
The management of the museum will now come under the umbrella of the
. The entire contents of the museum and
library has been donated to the MoBF to ensure its survival as a
single collection and it will remain in its current location and will continue
to run as an autonomous Museum of British
entity. Simon has obtained charitable status for his museum and so this will be extended to encompass the
. There are many benefits
to be gained from this, from Gift Aid to tax relief. Museum
Graham will be fully involved with the transition period and the appointment of the new manager. Simon very much looks forward to the continued support of the Friends of the
and a special
newsletter will be issued shortly with more details. Museum
We hope that you will be as excited as we are about this development. As you can imagine it is very busy at the moment so if you have any queries it would be best to email. Graham will also be presenting further information at the Friends AGM in November.
"I am so pleased to have found a body of people that have the skills and passion
to take the museum on into the future. I am sure that it will continue to
thrive. I am also sure that its collections will continue to be preserved to
educate and inform future generations."
"I am hugely honoured to have been asked by Graham to take the reins of the
museum and greatly look forward to working on its growth and future over the
coming years. The museum holds one of the most unique collections of witchcraft
related material in the world and to be able to play a part in its ongoing
development is hugely exciting. I will do my utmost to ensure that my passion
and understanding of the museum's collection will hold me in good stead for the
next phase of its life'.
kind regards on behalf of the Trustees of the Friends of The