NEW MUSEUM ROLE FOR JUDITH

Judith Hewitt is the museum’s new curator (East). Judith, previously in charge of Devil’s Porridge Museum, will be responsible for 6 museums in the eastern part of the region: Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, Burns House, Robert Burns Center, Old Bridge House, Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum and Annan Museum.

Judith was born in Edinburgh and moved to Derby at the age of 8. She studied history at the University of Nottingham then a master’s degree in local and regional history. She was a high school history teacher in Lincoln for 7 years then, in 2013, moved to Cornwall to manage the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Judith directed the Devil’s Porridge Museum from 2018 to 2021.

She is now Curator of Museums for the East of Dumfries and the Galloway Council Museums Department. This includes the Dumfries and Camera Obscura Museum, Burns House, Robert Burns Center Museum, The Old Bridge House, Annan Museum, and Sanquhar Museum.

Judith will be hosting curatorial meetings at sites in the region next month, which will allow her to speak to her informally, ask questions, make suggestions and discuss what’s going on in museums. local. It will also be possible to attend digital meetings if you wish.

To ensure adequate seating and safe occupancy levels during the pandemic, email: [email protected] or t: 01387 253 374 to reserve a seat and specify the location and date you wish to attend .

Place Museum to be discussed Date and time
Annan Museum Annan Museum Tue, Nov 30, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
At The Airts, Sanquhar Sanquhar Tollbooth Museum Tue, Dec 7, 6 to 7 p.m.
Dumfries Museum Dumfries Museum and Old Bridge House Thu, Dec 2, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Robert Burns Center, Dumfries Burns House and Robert Burns Center Wed 8,
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Online 1
Team meeting All museums: Dumfries Museum, Annan Museum, Sanquhar Museum, Robert Burns Center, Burns House, The Old Bridge House Fri 3 Dec.
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Online 2
Team meeting All museums: Dumfries Museum, Annan Museum, Sanquhar Museum, Robert Burns Center, Burns House, The Old Bridge House Thu. December 9, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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