We are delighted to announce that Simon Brown, curator at Newstead Abbey and project curator at the National Justice Museum, is the new vice president of the MA board.
Simon succeeds Gillian Findlay, who assumed the role of president on 1 April.
“I’m humbled and delighted to have been made vice president of the Museums Association. I’m grateful to our president Gillian and our colleagues on the board for their faith and support,” said Simon.
“It’s a massive privilege to be involved with the MA. We do so much work to support our members to be a positive presence in public life. I take inspiration from that work every day, and I hope I can do it justice.”
Simon works in two part-time posts, as curator at Newstead Abbey and project curator at the National Justice Museum. His career has seen him work in various museums across the East Midlands, in schools’ programmes, front of house, community engagement, collections management and as a gallery install technician.
Simon, who was appointed vice president by the MA board, has been a trustee since 2016.
As vice president he will work closely with both the president and MA director Sharon Heal.