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Introducing the American Museum in Britain's new Head of Visitor Experience!

Jon Ducker

The American Museum in Britain is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Ducker as the new Head of Visitor Experience. Jon has spent the last six years working for the National Trust at Tyntesfield near Bristol and before that with English Heritage in Devon and in the midlands.

Jon takes over from Zoe Dennington who has relocated to London to begin her new job as the Learning and Participation Manager at the Crafts Council. Zoe spent four wonderful years working at the Museum and we all wish her the best for the future.

Jon says  ‘I know I have big shoes to fill so hope I can continue Zoe’s great work, pay back the trust Julian (Deputy Director) , Kate (Chief Curator) and of course Richard (Director) have shown in me and provide support to you all in your roles. I’ve had my eye on Zoe’s job for some time! Away from the museum I’m married to Rowann. We have a dog called Shandy and are expecting our first baby in July. We love to travel, picked up the bug from my parents who have been to every state in the U.S. We’ve been to every continent (except Antarctica) and most countries in Europe. My other great loves are the late 18th century, Star Wars, the music of John Williams and American Football, I used to play in a junior league. I’ve been to the Superbowl  in Arlington, Texas with my dad and we go every year to London to see the games at Wembley Stadium. With all the exciting things planned here at the museum I know I’ve joined you at just the right time. I hope my experiences will help us achieve our ambitious goals and help everyone love the Museum as we do. Thank you again for your warm and generous welcome.’

 

External view of museum with flowers

You are invited to join the Harvard Club of London's special private event!

Location: American Museum in Britain

Joyce Petschek, whose exhibition Breaking the Pattern is currently at the Museum, will talk about her work on April 29 at a special private event organised at the Museum by the Harvard Club of the UK.  The Club has opened this to all.

The event starts at 10.45 am and more details  are on the HCUK website, where you can purchase your tickets:

http://hcuk.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=459

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the exhibition from the artist at this special event.

Jazz Age Film: Some Like it Hot [U]

May 8, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (The Little Theatre)

Jazz Age Film: Some Like it Hot [U]

May 8, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Director Billy Wilder. US 1959. 121 mins.
In one of the finest comedies ever committed to celluloid, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon play 1920s Chicago jazz musicians on the run from the mob after witnessing the St Valentine’s Day Massacre. They disguise themselves amongst an all-female troupe and all is well— until one of them decides to make a play for Sugar Kane, the hottest ukulele-playing singer in the business, played by a certain Ms Monroe.
This film is screened at The Little Theatre.
Full price £7, concessions £6, Little Theatre Members £5

Workshop: Couture Beading and Embellishment for Beginners

May 13, 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop: Couture Beading and Embellishment for Beginners

May 13, 2017 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Spend a fascinating day learning the couture embellishment technique of tambour beading with Hand and Lock award-winning designer Charlotte Appleby. During this workshop you will learn how to create a solid framework for beading using silk organza.

£95, all materials included.

Tambour hook, handle, and frame can be hired for £15 for use after the workshop, or purchased for £35.
Pre-booking essential. To book now call 01225 820866 or use our contact form.

Music Series: The Lowest Pair

May 21, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Music Series: The Lowest Pair

May 21, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Lowest Pair studied traditional three-finger and clawhammer banjo techniques but combine this heritage with a contemporary indie influence. Their new album, Fern Girl and The Ice Man, is a moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, but keeps one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew them together.

All Music Series events begin at 2pm in the Stables performance space and are included with gardens admission (unless otherwise stated).

The Music Series is programmed by Michael Bassett on behalf of the American Museum in Britain.

Family Fun: Bright Young Things with Wiltshire Scrapstore

June 1, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Family Fun: Bright Young Things with Wiltshire Scrapstore

June 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 1920s saw the invention of the television and radio, among other things we still use today. Do you have any bright ideas for gadgets waiting to be created? Join us and bring your own inventions to life!

Drop-in, age 3+. Included with gardens admission

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