New South West Fed chair is from Wessex Museums!

Kristina Broughton, Partnership Manager for Wessex Museums, was elected Chair of the South West Federation of Museums at their June AGM.

The South West Fed is a free membership organisation that aims to connect and inspire the heritage community across the southwest through a programme of digital and networking events, sector news and advocacy. Kristina succeeds Claire Dixon who has chaired the Fed since 2019.

Kristina said: “I am honoured that the South West Fed, an organisation with such a long and valued history in our region, have elected me as their new Chair. I look forward to working alongside the Board and the members to continue to build on the excellent work that Claire Dixon has done during her time as Chair, through an extremely turbulent period.

Museums and heritage organisations in the southwest continue to deliver outstanding experiences for audiences despite on-going and numerous challenges, and I will work to ensure that the South West Fed continues to be an important, relevant and inspirational support network for colleagues.”

The South West Fed is a registered charity and is entirely volunteer led. Kristina joins the Board of 12 other trustees including Vice Chair, Iona Keen, who worked as a consultant with Wessex Museums on our interpretation strategy and partnership exhibition plan.

Why not join the South West Fed now – it’s free. 


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