New directors for Leach Pottery and ACE
Libby Buckley is the new director of the Leach Pottery in St Ives.
Buckley was previously the director of the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, for five years and oversaw the recent and highly successful £3.2 million redevelopment of the museum, which went on to win South West Cornwall Tourism's 2014/2015 Gold Award for Museum and Industrial Attraction of the Year.
She has over fifteen years of experience in the arts and heritage sector, having previously worked at the British Postal Museum and Archive and the British Museum in London, and the Caribbean's Turks and Caicos National Museum. She also set up and chaired the Cornwall Museum Group, which provides opportunities for museum staff and volunteers to get together and exchange ideas as well as apply for joint funding.
Associate Professor of Design at Falmouth University, and Leach Pottery acting director, Dr Katie Bunnell said she would be delighted to be passing the Leach Pottery baton to Libby, who has an excellent track record in museums development as well as a real understanding of regional agendas”.