Top museum manager joins Chichester's Novium Museum

A top museum manager with experience at some of the leading museums both here and abroad is returning to her home city to take on the role of manager at The Novium Museum.

Over the past 15 years, Stephanie Thorndyke has worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice; the Cass Sculpture Foundation where she managed the London Sculpture Gallery; and, more recently, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Stephanie, who is a former Chichester High School student, has held a number of positions at the Victoria and Albert Museum over the last 12 years, working extensively on their world-class temporary and touring exhibition programme.

In her capacity as Acting Head/Deputy Head of South Kensington Exhibitions, Stephanie has overseen the delivery of countless exhibitions including the critically acclaimed 'David Bowie Is (2013) and 'Savage Beauty: Alexander McQueen (2015).

"I am really looking forward to returning to my home city and taking on this exciting role," says Stephanie. "The Novium Museum has produced some brilliant award-winning exhibitions and so I can't wait to start working with the team to build on this success.

"Chichester is such a beautiful city. As someone who grew up here, it is so nice to be able to return to my home city and have the opportunity to tell the many stories from the district's rich history."

Stephanie will join the museum team on 9 January 2018.

The Novium Museum is located in Tower Street, Chichester and is built over the remains of a Roman Bath house. Other exhibitions include the new 'Cutlasses and Contraband: A Smuggler's Tale'; the award winning 'Tim Peake Exhibition'; the Racton Man exhibition and Sidlesham Land Settlement Association exhibition.

More information about current and upcoming exhibitions and activities can be found at The Novium Museum

Date of Release: 17 October 2017                      

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