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Our Staff

David Dawson - Director

David Dawson - Director
David started his career as a digging archaeologist on a wide range of sites, before studying at Durham University. He first came to the Museum in Devizes, studying Neolithic and Bronze Age Wessex. He then worked in museums in Sussex, Canterbury and Oxfordshire before joining the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, working on IT strategy. In 2008, he was appointed Director of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Academic Qualifications
Associate of the Museums Association
Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, Leicester University
BA (Hons) Archaeology, Durham University
Posts Held
Director, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (to present)
Head of Digital Futures, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (to 2008)
Policy Advisor, Culture and Learning, Department for Education and Skills (secondment 2005-2006)
ICT Policy Advisor, Museums and Galleries Commission (to 2002)
ICT Advisor, Museum Documentation Association (to 1999)
Business Manager, MDA Services (to 1995)
Curator, Oxfordshire County Museum (to 1992)
Head of Human History, Canterbury Museums (to 1988)
Documentation Assistant, Sussex Archaeological Society (1983-1984)
Site Supervisor, English Heritage 5 seasons of excavation at Edlingham Castle, Northumberland
Archaeological Volunteer on a range of archaeological sites in the UK, Italy and France
Current memberships
Chair, UK UNESCO Memory of the World Working Group
Member, UK UNESCO Communication and Information Commission
Advisory Group Member, Higher Education Academy, History Classics and Archaeology Subject Centre
Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London
Trustee, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum


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