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New names to drive Ironbridge Gorge museum trust forward

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is set to welcome two new members to its senior leadership team in early 2022.

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Currently heading up marketing at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, David Wright has joined the Trust this month, taking on the role of sales and marketing director.

He will drive forward the Trust’s marketing strategy across the 10 sites, which includes the world renowned Iron Bridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town living museum.

Mr Wright said: “I’m so excited to take on a new challenge with the team at The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust after eight wonderful years in Stratford. I’m very much looking forward to exploring the Trust's 10 sites and can’t wait to get started."

Nick Booth, will step into the role of collections and learning director at the Trust. He has worked as a curator at University College London , and most recently as head of collections at the SS Great Britain from where he joins the team at Ironbridge.

Mr Booth said: “I’m delighted to accept this wonderful position at such a hugely historically important site. With a huge passion for archaeology and industrial history, this is very much a post I am looking forward to fulfilling.”

Chief executive of the trust, Nick Ralls, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming both David and Nick to the team in early 2022 in what is a hugely exciting development for The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

“Both Nick and David will be key members of the senior management team and we’re very much looking forward to having them contribute to the vision of Ironbridge in a post-2020 cultural landscape.”

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