Meet the Team

Find out more about us below.

The Museum of Timekeeping is run by a board of trustees, supported by a small team of part-time staff and around 80 volunteers. Our team ranges from those who have been involved with the museum of many years, plus a growing team of new individuals.

Staff

John Hope

John Hope

Chief Development Officer

Following an RAF career in accountancy, John has worked in international conglomerates, in addition to charities, and brings a wealth of commercial and third sector experience in marketing, finance, fundraising and business development.

With the museum looking to develop, John is already having a positive effect, particularly in PR, forging outside relationships and raising funds to enable improvement and progression.  He is also undertaking responsibility for the museum acquiring the necessary accreditation to ensure that it retains its status.

T: 01636 817601

Alex Bond

Alex Bond

Collections Officer

Alex looks after the museum’s collection of clocks, watches and timepieces, and library.

This includes dealing with object enquiries, donation and loan requests, ensuring the care and preservation of the collection, winding and monitoring clocks on display, documenting and researching artefacts, and producing displays and exhibitions. Plus, a current major project to create a digitised inventory of the museum’s estimated 10,000 artefacts.

T: 01636 817607

Dawn Barnes

Dawn Barnes

Chief Operations Officer

With overall responsibility for the day to day running of the museum, Dawn brings a new dimension utilising knowledge, skills and experience in financial and general management.  This has been gained from a lengthy period with Natwest followed by a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Initially engaged on a temporary basis, Dawn quickly became drawn by the magnetic attractiveness of the collection and the history behind it.  In particular, she researched the history of chronometers and the original creator, John Harris, which now forms part of group tours.

Dawn has also been responsible for introducing a pilot scheme which uses the collection the educate children of primary school age, covering time-telling and improving numeracy skills.

T: 01636 817601

Do you have time to volunteer?

Visit our volunteering pages to find out more about how you can get involved, or to enquire about joining the Board of trustees.

You don’t have to be a clock or watch expert to join our team– there are all kinds of different skills, interests and expertise that go into the making of the museum!

Trustees

Alan Midleton

Alan Midleton

Chairman

 

Robert Loomes

Robert Loomes

Trustee

 

Trustee

David Tustin

Jim Arnfield

Jim Arnfield

Trustee

 

Justin Koullapis

Justin Koullapis

Trustee

 

Hugh Barnes

Hugh Barnes

Trustee

 

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

Trustee

 

Stella Haward

Stella Haward

Trustee

 

Trustee

Jan Wright

Museum of Timekeeping
Upton Hall, Upton
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5TE

T: 01636 817601
E: info@museumoftimekeeping.org.uk

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