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Thackray Medical Museum appoints new CEO

Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds is delighted to announce the appointment of a new CEO, Nat Edwards.

Nat, who lives in Calderdale, brings with him over 30 years’ experience working within the museums, heritage and visitor attractions sector. His previous work has seen him working in institutions such as the British Museum, National Library of Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and Glasgow Museums.

At Thackray Medical Museum, Nat will be responsible for developing a strategic vision for the Museum as it transitions into a new era. One of the main projects he will be involved in will be the £4 million redevelopment of the Museum, named ‘A Healthy Future’. This will see the Museum transformed for the 21st century, delivering more visitor engagement and educational programmes, and becoming a venue for creativity and cultural activity focussed on medicine, history and health.

Speaking on his appointment, Nat Edwards, commented:
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Thackray Medical Museum as it embarks on its most exciting period of development since opening. Now, more than ever, we need to be building a generation who are informed and passionate about medicine and health, who can help shape the big decisions communities need to make – from the future of the NHS to new directions for digital health research.


“Here in Leeds, we have the perfect combination of strong connections between the past and the future. There is constant medical innovation and education, with world renowned hospitals leading the way in research, coupled with a rich and important history tied to health. It’s vital that Thackray supports the future of medicine by sharing important stories from the past, and we intend to do so in a way that will really spark inspiration in the next generation.”