Museum Director at Beamish resigns

May 26th 2020

The Beamish Museum Board confirmed that Richard Evans has resigned as Museum Director with immediate effect. The Board acknowledges and would like to thank Richard for his contribution to the Museum’s success, as part of a wider team effort, since he took up the role in July 2008.

The Board will make arrangements in due course to recruit to the position. In the meantime, the Museum will continue to be run by the Deputy Director and senior leadership team, supported by dedicated members of staff and volunteers.  We look forward to working with them to build on the Museum’s successes to date.

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