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Mentor Opportunity: Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Saturday 24th November 2018

The Trust is now preparing for a 25th anniversary programme including renewed restoration of the exterior this winter and is planning to develop an academic study centre and increase its outreach work with the community.  In these exciting times they are looking for the support of a museum mentor with experience of working with charitable trusts and sound knowledge of museum/art gallery collections to allow them to continue the journey of their Accreditation process.  If you are interested in this opportunity please contact John Medland, Front of House Officer or 01983 756814 for more information about Dimbola, or Kate Hebditch, Accreditation Adviser, SEMDP for information about the role of Accreditation mentor. Travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid by the Museum.

Dimbola Museum and Galleries is a small museum and cultural/arts centre overlooking Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight.  It is the former home and workshop of art-photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron.  Its close neighbour is the newly restored home of the Tennysons, Farringford House, reopened last year after 8 years of restoration.  Dimbola Museum and Galleries was itself saved from demolition 25 years ago through the formation and funding success of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and extensively renovated.  The museum currently hosts an artist and a photographer in residence, catering arm and craft shop.