Who’s Who

Ros Allwood – Cultural Services Manager

As head of the Museum Service, Ros is responsible for the finances and strategic direction of the service.

Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews – Curator and Heritage Access Officer

Keith cares for, manages and develops the museum collections to standards required for Museum Accreditation. He is responsible for liaising with archaeological contractors for the deposition of their finds and archives. He also delivers outreach for the museum (especially talks and walks), manages the Local Studies Centre and is responsible for identifying object enquiries.

Matthew Platt – Assistant Curator

Matthews assists with the day-to-day running of the museum, helping to manage the collections and cataloguing as well as delivering activities within the museum.

Dorcas Sanders – Curator and Learning Officer

Cas manages and delivers the Museum Learning Service, including the Museum Education Loans Service. She also organises holiday and other workshops at the museum.

Rebecca Barkus – Activities Officer

Rebecca is helping us to reach a wider audience by developing new activities in the museum, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Samantha Daisley – Museum Apprentice

Samantha is the museum apprentice for Stevenage Museum; however, when that museum is closed she works at North Herts. She is currently organising the history files for the 1500 objects on display. No small task!

Brenda Downie – Visitor Sevices Assistant

Brenda welcomes all visitors, give brief gallery tours and covers the Reception Desk as necessary.

Ian Day – Museum Technician

Ian produces and maintains the display and exhibition furniture throughout North Hertfordshire Museum and Hitchin Town Hall. He assists with the set up and take down of temporary exhibitions, and maintains and repairs Museum Education Loans cases and handling objects, as well as checking and maintaining environmental monitoring equipment throughout North Hertfordshire Museum/Hitchin Town Hall.

Caroline Traylen – Support Officer

Debbie Angell – Support Officer

Magda Rea – Support Officer

Caroline, Debbie and Magda provide administrative support for all aspects of the Museum and Hitchin Town Hall. They also staff the Reception Desk, greeting visitors, answering the telephone and making sales.