Jonathan Griffin is stepping down as director of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC), it was announced today.
Griffin, who has been at the Maritime Museum for the past 11 years, will relinquish his responsibilities in September.
With the museum’s new corporate plan and fundraising programme in place, Griffin said he felt the time was right for a younger person to steer the organisation over the coming years. Although formerly retiring from the museum, he will continue to be involved in the heritage.
He said: “I am immensely grateful to everyone who has helped to make the National Maritime Museum Cornwall a success: staff, volunteers, partners, visitors and the local community.
“From those early dreams, I believe that together we have built something that will be a long-term success for Falmouth, for Cornwall and for maritime history generally. It has been a privilege to captain the ship.”