Last updated: 13 February 2013
The National Army Museum (NAM) is delighted to announce the expansion of its Fundraising team, which is raising funds for the exciting redevelopment of the Museum’s Chelsea site.
Ms Rosemary Gilbert will be taking up the newly created role of Assistant Director of Development. Ms Gilbert will be leading on all of the Museum’s fundraising initiatives, including the redevelopment campaign Building for the Future, by devising strategies and plans to support the Museum's future development as well as securing grants, sponsorship, donations and legacies.
She brings with her over 17 years of fundraising experience in cultural institutions, charities and higher education, including her most recent position as Head of Development for Royal Museums Greenwich.
Rosemary will be supported by Ms Linden (Lindy) Burleigh, who is the newly appointed Senior Development Manager of Trusts and Grants at the National Army Museum. Lindy will be responsible for generating funds from trusts and grants. As an experienced trusts fundraiser, she has in-depth knowledge of the charity sector and a successful track record with charitable trusts, foundations and lottery grants.
Janice Murray, Director General of the National Army Museum, said: 'The expansion of our fundraising team is part of our ongoing commitment to meet our HLF goals and deliver a world-class museum, which will safeguard the fascinating story of the British Army for future generations to enjoy, learn from and discover.'
As part of the Building for the Future campaign, the team will be generating match funding to meet the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)’s commitment of £11.3m. Building for the Future is the most ambitious project the National Army Museum has undertaken since its opening in 1971. The project will include the improvement of the visitor experience at the Chelsea site, with new galleries to reinterpret the Collection, much improved education facilities and increased access to the Collection.
In addition, NAM will be developing an extensive outreach programme working alongside the pre-existing national network of regimental museums. This programme will establish a range of digital and off-site projects that will include touring exhibitions, volunteer and training opportunities. These activities will be linked to the upcoming First World War and Battle of Waterloo anniversaries in 2014 and 2015.
The National Army Museum explores the impact of the British Army on the story of Britain, Europe and the world; how Britain's past has helped to shape our present and our future and how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many.
The National Army Museum was established by Royal Charter to tell the story of the Land Forces of the Crown wherever they were raised. Opened by the Queen in 1960, it moved to its current site in Chelsea in 1971.