Two new trustees have been appointed to the Collections Trust’s board of directors. They are Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Head of Collections at the Science Museum and a member of the Science Museum Executive Group, and Rachael Rogers, Curator at Abergavenny Museum and Castle, Monmouthshire County Council.
The Collections Trust is an independent UK-based organisation which works with museums, libraries, galleries and archives worldwide to improve the management of their Collections. Its mission is to help museums, galleries, libraries and archives unlock the potential in their collections.
New trustee Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker is a member of the Science Museum Executive Group, and leads and directs the Collections Departments at the Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Previously he was Acting Head of Curatorial Services at the Science Museum, and Head of Corporate and Collections Information (CCI), Science Museum Group of museums, a responsibility he retains today.
He was a member of the team that contributed to the development of SPECTRUM, the international standard for the documentation of museum collections, and as Secretary of the Steering Group helped to develop the COMPASS prototype and system.
Rachael Rogers is President of the Federation of Museums and Galleries of Wales and as part of this role sits on the Steering Group for the Museums Strategy for Wales. She is also a member of the Museum Accreditation Panel.
Previously she was a Documentation Trainer for the Museum Documentation Association/ Collections Trust, and a Documentation Co-coordinator and Museum Assistant at the National Waterways Museum.
Collections Trust Board members contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation, champion the Trust through their networks and contacts, and ensure the highest standards of probity and good governance are observed. Membership is by election through existing Trustees, who are also the voting members of the charity.