Museum names new CEO


The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has appointed a new CEO.

Jonathan Morton, who is currently head of business and operations at Tate St Ives, will take up his new position on March 18.

During his seven years at the Tate, he delivered an ambitious capital programme that achieved a 30% increase in admissions’ income and attracted over 300,000 visitors a year.

“I’m very excited about my new role,” he said. “The museum is a treasure trove of Cornish heritage and it’s important that it should feel accessible and open to everyone, whatever their age or background.

“My task will be to consult with stakeholders, listen to their views and build partnerships that will help us take the museum forward as an attraction and resource that instils local and wider community pride.”

Chair of trustees, Julie Seyler, said she and her board colleagues were delighted with the appointment.

“He is a highly skilled cultural sector leader who has 25 years’ experience of working in frontline roles, managing teams and achieving high levels of success,” she said.

“He is passionate about creating stimulating, informative and rewarding customer experiences and his knowledge and abilities will help shape and build the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s vision and future programme.”