New Chair for Derby Museums Trust

Bondholder Derby Museums Trust has appointed a new Chair.  

Pat Coleman, vice-chair of Derby Museums Trust for four years, has taken over after Peter Smith stepped down.

Pat's role will include leading the future direction of the museums, including a £18m redevelopment of the Silk Mill due to start in 2018. And with a variety of historic and priceless exhibits, including the world-renowned Joseph Wright Collection, all looked after by around 50 staff Pat is keen to develop something special and lasting in her home city.

Pat said: “As a child I used to come to the museum and art gallery to see the Egyptian mummies and model railway among other things.

“I want to make sure that the opportunities to visit Derby's museums and be amazed at the exhibits will be available to current and future generations."