The Team

There is a small but friendly staff supported by volunteers largely drawn from the 800-strong Museum membership.
Staff
Adrian Green
Director

Adrian Green has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Museum, which encompasses managing the collections, building, displays, temporary exhibitions and staff. Adrian’s main priorities at the moment are increasing visitor numbers, widening access to the collections and redeveloping the Museum building.

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Kate Barker
Kate Barker
Chief Operating Officer

Kate deputises for the Director in his absence, and manages commercial operations, which are vital to the museum’s sustainability. She helps oversee the management of the buildings and supports lots of other initiatives, training, events and activities across the museum to ensure we deliver outstanding visitor experiences.

 

Megan Berrisford
Wessex Museums Collections Manager

Megan is Wessex Museums Collections Manager and is based at Salisbury Museum. Her work managing the collections, takes her to the partner museums at Poole, Devizes and Dorchester.

Owain Hughes
Learning and Outreach Officer

Learning Officer devising, designing and delivering the formal and informal learning programme for the museum

Bridget Telfer
Project Curator

Bridget is the Project Curator for the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. She is responsible for re-developing the History of Salisbury and Ceramics Gallery, and developing a new Natural History gallery, and will be working with local communities to do this.

Emma Gascoigne
Emma Gascoigne
Activity Plan Co-ordinator

Emma is responsible for the development of the Activity Plan for the museum’s Round 2 application to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations project. The Activity Plan sets out everything the project will do to achieve positive outcomes for local communities, visitors, staff and volunteers.

Natasha Clayton
Project Administrator

Natasha works alongside Bridget and Emma on the museum’s Round 2 application to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations project. She is responsible for overseeing the administrative aspects of the project, maintaining the project filing system, organising and minuting meetings and ensuring we send reports to the Heritage Fund in a timely fashion!

Georgina Hamshaw
Georgina Hamshaw
Finance Officer

The financial affairs of the museum are carefully managed by Georgina. She keeps a close eye on the budgets to make savings and ensures that all things financial run smoothly.

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Rachel Coman
Volunteer Coordinator

Rachel oversees the induction of new volunteers and helps individuals to decide which role is best for them. She co-ordinates the training programme for volunteers and provides on-going support during their time with us, which includes organising social events to say thank you for all the time that they give to the museum.

Sophia Sample
Membership Officer

Sophia manages the museum's 2000-strong membership. She is the first point of contact for members, patrons and corporate members, and is responsible for all welcome and renewal communications and the processing of subscription payments and donations. 

Denise Wilding
Finds Liaison Officer

Denise is one of the Finds Liaison Officers for Wiltshire. She identifies and records objects found by members of the public onto the National Portable Antiquities Scheme database, and works with metal detectorists across the county.

Wil Partridge
Archaeological Collections Research Officer/Finds Liaison Officer

Managed by The Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, Wil is responsible for the Arts Council Funded Wealth of Knowledge project; reviewing the research undertaken on the Archaeological Collections of The Salisbury and Wiltshire Museums in the past 10 years in order to update records, identify new priorities and highlight the potential of these nationally important collections.

Wil also spends part of the week working as one of the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officers, identifying and facilitating the recording of archaeological artefacts found by members of the public, encouraging best archaeological practice and assisting with the Treasure Act of 1996.

Valerie Overton
Housekeeper

The sparkling display cases and pristine floors you see in the King's House are thanks to Valerie Overton, our indefatigable housekeeper. On a practical level, she keeps the historic museum building in good order, carrying out a huge number of tasks from dealing with contractors and changing light bulbs to sorting out overflowing gutters! Most importantly, she is our lead on keeping the whole building clean and safe for staff and visitors alike.

Reception

You can guarantee you'll be greeted with a smile by our enthusiastic Front of House team: Caroline Cameron, Jon Hampton, Margaret Kirby, Chris Marshall, Sophia Sample, Kara Falke, Rob Hames, Emma Chown and Kay Shepcar. Whether you have a general enquiry, need directions to your favourite museum objects, or want to make a purchase in our shop, our Reception team are here to help.

Volunteers
David Algar
Archaeological Finds

David Algar has been a volunteer at the Museum for over forty years. Originally a member of the Salisbury Museum Archaeological Research Group, he was involved with many important excavations in the local area including Laverstock and Old Sarum. He has a keen interest in Verwood Pottery.

Roger Wadey
Senior Guide

Roger is our Senior Guide. With his wealth of knowledge about the King's House, the museum and our collections, he leads tours both in the galleries and behind the scenes.

Peter Saunders
Curator Emeritus

Peter Saunders was Director of the Museum for over thirty years and retired in 2007. During this time he masterminded the move of the Museum from St Ann’s Street to the King’s House. In recent years he oversaw the establishment of the Stonehenge Gallery and the transformation of the temporary exhibition gallery. He is now a volunteer at the Museum.

Trustees

The museum is managed by a board of up to twenty trustees:

Elected

Jon Turner Chair

David Edmunds Treasurer

Anne Beckwith-Smith

Chris Elmer

Adrian Green

Simon Jackson

John Perry

Brian Plummer

Tim Reeve