CMP names chair and chief exec

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Sir Ferrers Vyvyan has been appointed as chairman of the board of trustees of the Cornwall Museums Partnership and Emmie Kell as its chief executive.

The Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) is the county museum group for Cornwall encompassing a broad spectrum of museums and heritage organisations from large independent museums to small volunteer led institutions.

Sir Ferrers owns and maintains a traditional family-run estate at Trelowarren on The Lizard. He was Cornwall’s High Sheriff in 2008, a former chairman of the Royal Institution of Cornwall and has recently completed two terms of office as a trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

He said: “I am thrilled to be taking on this new role for Cornwall. The new board will be working for the public benefit using the museums network for advocacy and policy engagement within the wider sector including education, health, social welfare, economic development and tourism.

“It will also put an appropriate evaluation framework in place. Above all the partnership exists to help all museums in Cornwall to thrive.”

Emmie Kell is a museum and gallery professional with a strong track record in the arts and cultural sector. She has extensive experience in Local Government, national museums and independent charitable sectors and for the past eight has worked as a consultant from her home in Cornwall.

She added: “CMP will develop and manage collaborative programmes of work which are designed to help museums raise standards, engage with more people and to be sustainable and resilient.”