Archived: Speaker of the Day: Jeff Cowton


Jeff Cowton, Curator & Head of Learning at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere at the heart of the English Lake District National Park, will be speaking at the CEPIC Conference Seminar Cultural Heritage – The Cost of Collaboration which will be held on Thursday, 27 May 2016, from 16:30 to 17:30.

Dove Cottage was William Wordsworth’s home for eight of his most inspirational and creative years, and where his sister Dorothy wrote her famous Grasmere journals. The museum and archive holds the greatest single collection of Wordsworth and Lake District materials amongst 67,000 manuscripts, books and fine art. Jeff began working at the Wordsworth Museum as a volunteer in 1981, and has been Curator for over twenty years. His role as Curator & Head of Learning  involves a wonderful mix of caring for and developing the knowledge and interpretation of this collection, as well as creating the greatest benefit to the public. In 2010, Jeff was awarded an MBE for services to museums.