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By Fiona Reid
Museum sessions lined up

A SERIES of events to find out more about the region’s museums and their collections will start next week.

Judith Hewitt is Dumfries and Galloway Council’s new museum curator for the east of the region.

Previously manager at the Devil’s Porridge Museum from 2018-21, she is now responsible for Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, Burns House, Robert Burns Centre, Old Bridge House, Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum, and Annan Museum.

Judith was born in Edinburgh and moved to Derby aged eight. She studied history at Nottingham University and then a Masters in local and regional history. She was a secondary school history teacher in Lincoln for seven years then, in 2013, moved to Cornwall to manage the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. She will be holding meet the curator sessions at sites across the region in the next month, providing an opportunity to speak with her informally, ask questions, make suggestions and discuss what is happening at local museums. There will also be an opportunity to attend digital meetings if preferred.

They will take place at Annan Museum on Tuesday November 30; A’ The Airts, Sanquhar on Tuesday December 7; Dumfries Museum on Thursday December 2; and the Robert Burns Centre on Wednesday December 8, all 6-7 pm.

Events are free but places should be booked by emailing [email protected] or calling 01387 253374.

There will also be online Teams meetings on December 3 and 9.

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