Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust has received notice from the Royal Borough of Greenwich that the planned move of the borough’s museum collection and archive on the 17th December will need to be postponed until March 2019.
The move of the museum collection and archive had been scheduled to a new store at Anchorage Point, Charlton following the closure of Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich in the summer. The Trust had planned to resume its public programme and research enquiry service next month following assurances from the Royal Borough of Greenwich that this could be delivered.
Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust Chair, Len Duvall said “I understand and share the disappointment that will be felt by this delay particularly by our archive users. The Trustees are particularly concerned that we are able to meet our responsibility to provide access to the museum collection and archives without further delay. ”
CEO, Tracy Stringfellow said “This has been a challenging period for the trust regarding the home of the museum collection and archives which, as an important link to the borough’s past is a huge asset for our communities. The team are keen to resume their work and understand the further frustration that will now be felt, particularly by users of the archive. With this in mind we will be providing an interim access solution at Charlton House from the middle of January on which more detail will follow in the New Year, and would ask anyone with questions or concerns to contact us directly at email@example.com.”
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