Kier has been approved as the main contractor for the £42m refurbishment and extension of Paisley Museum.Read More
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The Trustees of Paisley Museum Reimagined Ltd are responsible for governing our fundraising campaign.
They bring a great wealth of experience to the project, from a wide range of fields, including culture, industry, business and politics.
Chair of the Trustees
Paisley-born James is a leading figure within Scotland’s textile industry. James began his career on the shop floor of Lang’s tannery in Paisley. He is now director of the Scottish Leather Group, the UK’s largest leather manufacturer, with sites in Paisley, Bridge of Weir and Glasgow. Throughout his career, James has supported a range of development projects in Paisley. He is chairman of Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel, and local charity Providing for People in Paisley.
Paisley-born Marion is a director of Glasgow-based marketing company FatBuzz. She has had a successful career specialising in corporate sales and promotion, working with Glasgow’s Tourist Board and her family company, The Malcolm Group. In her spare time, Marion has led a range of highly-successful fundraising appeals – for the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Charitable Trust, Kilbryde Hospice, and the Women of Influence Committee.
Dr John Scally has had a prolific career within Scotland’s cultural sector. He is regarded as a leading European library professional. Having completed his PhD in History at the University of Cambridge, John went on to curate and manage some of Scotland’s leading libraries, galleries and museums. He has also published several works, specialising in 17th and 18th century book history. John is currently the National Librarian of Scotland and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland.
Councillor Iain Nicolson sits on our board of trustees to represent Renfrewshire Council, who are the biggest financial contributor to the Paisley Museum Reimagined project. Councillor Nicolson was first elected to the former Renfrew District Council in 1990 and in 2017 became leader of Renfrewshire Council.
Example: The Museum has some of the oldest and most important entomology collection in the world. Gathered over 300 years, these specimens are key to telling the history of collecting, the science of taxonomy and the human desire to understand the natural world. The microscope slide represented at the top of the page is the one of of Soldier Beetles specimens from the Natural History Collection.
Burns treasures remained locked-up for lockdown as the Bard’s 262nd birthday was celebrated on 21 January 2021.Read More