Head of culture to quit Wolverhampton - Museums Association

Head of culture to quit Wolverhampton

Corinne Miller to step down next year
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Corinne Miller will leave her post as head of culture, arts and heritage at Wolverhampton City Council next year.

Keren Jones, the council’s assistant director for partnerships, economy and culture, said: “We can confirm that [Miller] has decided to take the opportunity presented by the council’s voluntary redundancy scheme to pursue other interests in 2015.”

In the meantime, Miller will lead the “business transformation programme” for the service, added Jones, which will include a staffing restructure. A council spokesman declined to say if the restructure would lead to further redundancies.

When asked if Miller’s post would now be deleted, he added: “It is too early to say anything about the post and the staffing restructure. At present, it is all being considered as part of a wider restructure of the Partnerships, Economy and Culture service group."

This group, part of the Education and Enterprise directorate, encompasses services including culture, neighbourhood partnerships, and economic development, amongst other areas.

“The council is now exploring options to ensure effective ongoing leadership of the city’s cultural venues to ensure they continue to thrive in the future,” the spokesman said.

The museum service includes Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton City Archives, Bilston Craft Gallery and Bantock House Musuem.

Miller was appointed April 2006; she was previously senior curator at Leeds Art Gallery.

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