I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the new Essex Museum Development Officer Beth Wilkey will be taking up her post next Monday, 1 June. I am sure that you will all do what you can to make Beth feel welcome. It is not an easy time to be starting a new job, particularly in the museums sector. Beth’s initial work programme is very much based on her introducing herself to Essex museums and getting up to speed with the overall picture in the county. She will be contacting Essex Museums during the course of next week, but if for some reason you don’t hear from her please do let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch with her.