It is always a nice feeling to see something fall firmly into place, and last night’s meeting of the Friends of the Margate Museum did just that. Under the guidance of two TDC officers and the Mayor of Margate, the thirty two members of the friends group that attended elected a committee for the forthcoming year.
Even though these are early days I really do think that TDC has struck the right chord with this one. The volunteer friends group now includes a mixture of business, educational and museum experience including a youth input. TDC will be overseeing the running of the museum and will assist in the development of volunteers. Following on from the success of the recent opening’s of the Museum. The Museum will be manned by volunteers every Saturday from July through to September including special openings to coincide with other events in the town. By adopting a flexible approach with targeted openings with the use of volunteers, I think this is the only way forward in terms of low cost and sustainability to keep a museum presence in what is seen as the cultural part of the town for now and perhaps into the future.