Director of Dorset County Museum: Dr Jon Murden
After a first career in higher education, Jon has worked as a museum professional for 15 years. Whilst at National Museums Liverpool, Jon was a project co-ordinator on the Museum of Liverpool development, before becoming their first Director of Research.
In 2009, Jon became Director of Dorset County Museum. He led a complete re-organisation to enable the Museum to become financially sustainable and established a range of strategic partnerships that have improved the Museum’s reputation, exhibitions programme and access to grant funding. Jon was also responsible for developing the concept for the Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset project and leading the Society’s ambitious development programme.