As the year 2010 draws to a close it is natural to reflect on what we have all achieved over the past twelve months, and this year has seen many changes.
The Jabatan Muzium kindly provided us a spacious new office to work in, with administrative assistance and secretariat headed by Jamil, who has been of great help to us. The Museum Negara training programmes continue to attract record numbers of trainee volunteers and in addition, we have started a new training programme at theTextile Museum .Our guiding schedule has expanded and we are creating good publicity material for museum visitors, both young and old. In particular, we now have an excellent French language “Guide de Poche” or “Pocket Guide” of the main four galleries which has been translated into English and will soon be translated into many more languages
Next year will see further changes as I will be stepping down as President at the end of my term in April and I am delighted to announce that Karen Loh has agreed to take over the position.
Karen has been a very active museum volunteer for the past 3 years, guiding, running the schools programme and contributing to the weekend training as well. I am sure she will be a great asset and a wonderful president for the Museum Volunteers.
To build for our future, we are in the process of reviewing and restructuring the training programme for 2011. Zahara and Karen are spearheading the children’s sling bag project, with artistic help from Weronka and Nurul and hopefully corporate sponsors to help finance the project. Please do remember that our Museum Volunteers is what we make of it and each of us has much we can contribute.
I would like to wish everyone best wishes for the Christmas festivities and the coming New Year.
Best wishes, Chrissy