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Rob Longworth – Heritage Resources Development Officer (HRDO)

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Rob Longworth – Heritage Resources Development Officer (HRDO)

Rob joined The Trust as their first full time employee at the beginning of 2020 in the role of Heritage Resources Development Officer. The position means that he was involved in most aspects of The Trusts day-to-day operations and the planning and preparations for the opening of the new £1M Trimontium Museum on The Ormiston site in Melrose. To date this has involved clearing the old museum site prior to commencement of the redevelopment project building works, preparing a temporary exhibition at Abbey House, Melrose prior to the official museum opening in summer 2021. This involves working with volunteers old and new, developing effective working partnerships across the heritage sector in The Borders region & beyond and a multitude of other tasks that come with the territory of working for an active, engaged and progressive Museum Trust.

Rob has previously worked as a Primary teacher & Headteacher, Museum Teacher & Learning Officer, University Lecturer & freelance heritage specialist. He has moved to The Borders with his family and, in his own words, “feels privileged to be working in a stunning part of the world on a fantastic redevelopment project for one of the most important Roman sites in Britain’.

Man wearing all black with hair tied in a bun loads a replica pilum into the back of a white van.
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