Issue 118/07, p60, 01.07.2018
The latest moves and appointments in the museum sector
Laura Pye, the head of culture for Bristol City Council, will join National Museums Liverpool as its director in August. In her new role, Pye will oversee eight museums including the World Museum, Museum of Liverpool, the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Walker Art Gallery.

Liz Jolly has been appointed the chief librarian at the British Library in London. She succeeds Caroline Brazier.

Paul Rigg, the chairman of the trustees of the Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex, has retired after 10 years in post. Also at the museum, Karen Fielder has become the new programme leader for its two MSc programmes in building conservation and timber building conservation

Tate Britain has appointed Andrea Schlieker as its director of exhibitions and displays. Schlieker is moving from her role as the director of commissions and external projects at the White Cube gallery in London.

Charlie Mayfield has been appointed as a trustee of the British Museum for four years. Mayfield, who began his career in the army, is the chairman of the John Lewis Partnership

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), a consortium of the eight university museums and the Botanic Garden, has appointed Jo McPhee as the head of UCM programmes. She was the programme coordinator at UCM.

Historian David Starkey has become the first patron of the Kent Mining Heritage Foundation. The organisation is helping build the Kent Mining Museum and a green energy centre at the former Betteshanger Colliery.