Nantwich Museum has welcomed Dr Trevor Evans, a former chemical engineer, as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees responsible for running the facility in Pillory Street. During his career he has managed professional bodies in both the UK and Australia, where he commented “the interface between volunteer and staff inputs was a key factor”, noting “one of the key roles of any charity in UK law is to inspire the volunteer”.
Dr Evans has a keen interest in local and architectural history, and on retirement enrolled in Liverpool University’s History Department, where he was awarded an MA (with Distinction) in Slavery Studies, while at the same time taking up a position as a Visiting Professor at University College, London in Chemical Engineering. This enabled consideration of the interface between history and technology, in connection with both sugar slavery and the WW1 munitions industry.
Dr Evans commented “I hope that my skill set may be relevant to helping the Museum thrive and prosper”.