Christmas is always for me a time to look over the past year, and look forward to the next. 2009 has been a really successful year for the Museum. We’ve done some fantastic programmes, with Lindow Man continuing through till April, and then the wonderful Darwin work which commenced in October. What’s really distinctive about these is the way in which learning is fully integrated into them rather than being bolted on separately. To see the quality of the learning work improve and to see the excellent feedback has been a highlight for me this year.
2010 promises to be another year of highlights. Darwin continues; then in September we open a new exhibition ‘China: Journey to the East’ consisting of treasures from the British Museum and from our own collections. It’s a great chance to work with our local Chinese community.
The Museum has learning at its heart, and I’d like to pay tribute to our learning team, freelance teachers, and to all the the people and their teachers and carers who fill the Museum with enthusiasm day after day.