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New Trust Chief Executive

March 8th 2017

Woodhorn Charitable Trust which operates Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Hexham Old Gaol and Berwick Museum & Art Gallery as well as Woodhorn Museum, has a new Chief Executive.  Rowan Brown was formerly Director of the Alfred Gillett Trust, but prior to that spent five years as Director of National Mining Museum Scotland.

Glasgow-born Rowan developed her passion for industrial heritage during her time as Curator of Transport and Technology at Glasgow Museums and as Senior Curator of Technology at National Museums Scotland and delivered multi-million pound capital developments at Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Riverside Museum, National Museums Scotland and National Mining Museum Scotland. She is Chair of Ethics for Museums in the UK, a Trustee of the Museums Association and a member of the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.

Passionate about museums’ potential to change lives, Rowan is keen to work with the incredible Trust Team, partners and stakeholders to build on the Trust’s considerable success to date and deliver a museum service which makes Northumberland proud, improves the lives of our communities, celebrates Northumberland’s rich and diverse culture and attracts investment to the county.