Happy Holidays

Thought I’d share this festive picture of the rather woolly Banksy we have operating where I live. No idea who is responsible, but at key moments throughout the year postboxes sport these rather fetching woolly hats for a few weeks. Brightens up the day for sure.

I’m looking forward to a bit of rest, relaxation and recuperation over the next couple of weeks and hope you get the same.

As ever at this time of year, I find myself reflecting on some great museum successes of the last 12 months and looking forward to what is to come next year.

To mention just a couple of 2022 highlights:

Chard Museum – after years of expert support from Lambert Smith Hampton, the museum have had their premises rateable value reduced to £1 from a peak of £23,000 a few years ago. A major boost for the trustees which will mean they pay lower business rates – very welcome in the face of rising energy costs.

Bridport Museum – sad to say farewell to Emily, but super exciting to welcome Sophie and Helen as the new management team and very much looking forward to carrying on the good work in 2023.

Arundells – The National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Fit for the Future’ project is moving on apace, with loads of great new activity happening on site in Salisbury. Thoughts are already turning to Phase 2!

Encouragingly my diary is already starting to shape up nicely for next year, with some welcome continuing work with clients I’ve worked with for a while, alongside some lovely new jobs to get my teeth into.

With very best festive wishes to all

Tim

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