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Lancashire Infantry Museum welcomes new curator

Posted on - 11th May, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Garry Smith, the new Curator

Lancashire Infantry Museum have announced the appointment of a new Curator, Garry Smith MA AMA.

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Garry is returning after 17 years of working with most of the major military museums in the North West.

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After gaining his Masters in Museum Studies, Garry started his career with the Lancashire Infantry team as Assistant Curator from 2000 to 2004.

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He has gone on to curate the regimental collections of the Kings Regiment, Manchester Regiment, and Lancashire Fusiliers, as well as working with the Museum Services of Tameside and, most recently, Lancashire County Council.

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Garry said: “I am delighted to be back. I remember the museum, the collection and all the team with great fondness. I learned a lot during my time here, especially from the very dedicated band of volunteers.

“I have always stayed in touch with my predecessor as curator, Jane Davies, who did so much to make the Museum what it is today, and her team.”

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Garry’s experience of working with the collections of both the Kings and Manchester Regiments will be especially valuable in helping to draw together the historical legacy of today’s Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, of which all now form part.

He added: “Times have changed and there are challenging times ahead but I look forward to working with the team and the Regiment to develop the Lancashire Infantry Museum and preserve our collection, which is one of the finest in the country.”

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For the moment, the Lancashire Infantry Museum remains closed due to COVID 19 restrictions.

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