City's museum trust looking for new boss after director resigns
THE executive director of the new Derby Museums Trust, Stuart Gillis, has resigned.
His decision comes only three months after the trust took over the city's museums, including Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the Silk Mill and Pickford's House.
Mr Gillis, who previously spent more than three years as head of museums at Derby City Council, said his resignation was not down to any issue with the trust.
He said: "I've got various things I want to do in the future but do not want to go into those at present.
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"It's been a privilege to hold this important role but I now believe it is time to step aside and for a new executive director to lead the trust."
Peter Smith, trust chairman said Mr Gillis was instrumental in steering Derby Museums to trust status.
He said: "Our drive remains for Derby people to be part of a living story of world-class creativity and innovation.
"We are continuing to transform the museums, which will include the partial reopening of the Silk Mill in October, the development of both the Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford's House and ensuring the Joseph Wright collection is used to show the world Derby has been forging the future since the Industrial Revolution."
Trustees are meeting on Tuesday to discuss the recruitment of a new executive director.