Maggie Appleton will begin her new role as president of the Museums Association (MA) on 1st April.
Maggie, the chief executive officer of the RAF Museum and a board member of the MA will take over from David Fleming. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in the sector, focusing on the difference that museums and culture can make to people’s lives .In 2012 she received an MBE for services to museums and heritage.
Maggie said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to be elected as MA president.
“Having been a member of the MA for about 25 years, it’s an utter privilege, and I am very much looking forward to working with Sharon, the fabulous MA team, my colleagues on the board and all our members, to build on David Fleming’s immense contribution to museums.
“We continue to face unprecedented challenges and it’s more important than ever that the MA works with our partners to lead, listen and advocate with clarity, bravery and positivity.”
The MA is the oldest museums association in the world, with over 7,500 individual members and 600 institutional members. It produces the Museums Journal and Museum Practice, both of which publish the latest news and museum practice from around the world.