Leach Pottery St. Ives – New Director Announced
Libby Buckley, previously Director of the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, is new Director of the Leach Pottery from Monday 11th July.Leach Pottery’s press release says:
Libby was Director of the Telegraph Museum for five years and oversaw the recent and highly successful £3.2 million redevelopment of the museum, which went on to win South West Cornwall Tourism’s 2014/2015 Gold Award for Museum and Industrial Attraction of the Year. With an MA Honours in Classical Civilisation from Glasgow University and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, she has over fifteen years of experience in the arts and heritage sector, having previously worked at the British Postal Museum and Archive and the British Museum in London, and the Caribbean’s Turks and Caicos National Museum. She also set up and chaired the Cornwall Museum Group, which provides opportunities for museum staff and volunteers to get together and exchange ideas as well as apply for joint funding.
Of her new role Libby, who has just returned from a nine-month driving expedition from Cornwall to Cape Town South Africa with her husband and two small children, says:
‘I am so thrilled to be taking the Leach Pottery helm at such an important and iconic site’.
Of her appointment, Acting Chair of the Leach Pottery Board of Trustees, Professor Simon Olding says:
‘The Trustees of the Leach Pottery warmly welcome Libby as she takes up the post of Director, and we look forward to an exciting period of development in the lead up to the centenary of the founding of the Pottery in 2020’.
Associate Professor of Design at Falmouth University, and Leach Pottery Acting Director, Dr Katie Bunnell says:
‘I am delighted to be passing the Leach Pottery baton to Libby, who has an excellent track record in museums development as well as a real understanding of regional agendas’.