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Staff

St Albans Museums Staff

[To contact St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust - the registered charity and key partner of the Museums, please visit their website.]

For general enquiries, please contact the front desk at Verulamium Museum on 01727 751 810.

Kate Warren (Museums Manager)
As head of the Museums, Kate is responsible for the finances and strategic direction of the service.

museum@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751 812

Tickets for Events (Operations Team)
Tickets for all activities, events, talks and workshops are dealt with via Verulamium Museum unless otherwise specified. They can be booked in person or by phoning the museum directly on: 01727 751810.

The Operations Team look after the day-to-day running of our sites.

Liz Gloyn (Bookings Officer)
Liz deals with all school bookings and private hires.  The phones can be very busy at times and email may be a better way to get in touch. Please look at the Learning pages and FAQs first, before contacting us. [To book events and holiday activities, please ring the front desk: 01727 751 810].

museumbookings@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751814

Catherine Newley (Audience Development Manager)
Catherine manages the Audience Development Team, including the curators, learning officers and volunteer coordinator.

catherine.newley@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 819580

David Thorold (Curator, Pre-historic to Medieval)
Based at Verulamium Museum David looks after collections from pre-historic times to the Medieval era.  He is an archaeologist with particular expertise in coins.

david.thorold@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751824

Simon West (District Archaeologist)
Simon has worked for St Albans City and District for 20 years and has excellent knowledge of the district's archaeology. Half of his time is spent working on planning applications at the Council offices.

simon.west@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 819338

Sarah Keeling (Curator, Post Medieval to Contemporary)
Currently based at Verulamium Museum, Sarah looks after collections from the 15th Century to the present day.

sarah.keeling@stalbans.gov.uk 

01727 751820

Farhana Begum (Marketing Manager)
Farhana leads on promoting the Museums and our brand to raise our profile, increase our visitors and generate revenue.

museum@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 296 135 

Post currently vacant (Finds Liaison Officer)
This role records archaeological finds discovered by members of the public. This post is funded by the DCMS as part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and is based at Verulamium but works across Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire.
Finds: someone may not always be available on site but finds can be left for future identification and recording. 
Treasure: If you have something you think is treasure - please do report this to us. Objects that count as treasure (broadly) are: Objects comprised mostly of silver or gold and more than 300 years old; 2 or more coins of silver or gold and more than 300 years old (a single coin is not treasure); 10 or more coins of bronze and more than 300 years old; more than 1 item of pre-historic metalwork from the same find spot.

Alison Foster (Conservator of Collections)
Alison's role is to manage our collections care policy and carry out preventative and remedial conservation for both the displayed and stored collections. She will be working with volunteers and placement participants to achieve this. 

alison.foster@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751 825

Eleanor Payne (Learning and Interpretation Officer)
Eleanor is responsible for the family, adult and schools learning programme and overseeing the team of part-time teachers who deliver our popular school sessions. Visit our Learning pages for more info.

eleanor.payne@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751821

Sally Beniston (Assistant Learning & Interpretation Officer)
Sally works with Eleanor on the schools, family and adult learning programmes. Please visit our Learning pages for more info.

sally.beniston@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 752 274

Robert Orchard (Operations Manager)
Rob oversees the operation of the museums, including the shop and the Operations team.

robert.orchard@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751822

Margreet Bockenhauer (Acting Senior Museums Assistant)
Margreet works with Rob to manage the day-to-day running of the museums, including the shop and the Operations team.

margreet.bockenhauer@stalbans.gov.uk

01727 751811

Tracy Morris (Museum Support Officer)
Tracy works with all the team, supporting them through administration and helping everything run smoothly. Her standard working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

tracy.morris@stalbans.gov.uk 

01727 751819

Julia Good (Volunteer Coordinator)
We have an amazing team of volunteers supporting us, who get involved with a whole range of projects and activities - we couldn’t do what we do without them. 
If you're interested, visit the Volunteer pages>.

julia.good@stalbans.gov.uk