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Subject: MLAC Chair
Forwarded Press Release
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DCMS Press Release
10 August 1999
MATTHEW EVANS BECOMES FIRST CHAIRMAN OF NEW MUSEUMS,
LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES COUNCIL
Matthew Evans is to be the first Chairman of the new Museums,
Libraries and Archives Council (MLAC), Culture Secretary Chris Smith
announced today. The appointment is foor three years from the formal
establishment of MLAC which will be no later than 1 April 2000.
Mr Evans will start work in an advisory capacity at once.
MLAC will be a new public body providing strong, strategic leadership
for the museums, libraries and archives communities. Matthew Evans
will play a key role in guiding its establishment.
Chris Smith said:
"I am delighted that Matthew Evans has agreed to take on this key
role in the organisation that will lead the way forward for our
museums, libraries and archives. He has shown outstanding leadership
at the Library and Information Commission and at Faber and Faber and
is immensely respected within the cultural world. I am confident
that he will provide the vision and commitment which are needed in
order to establish MLAC as an effective and influential champion for
museums, libraries and archives."
Matthew Evans said:
"I am very much looking forward to taking up my new post and to the
challenge it represents for me. This is an exciting time for our
cultural institutions and there are tremendous opportunities for them
to reach wider audiences, to tackle social exclusion and to enhance
their contribution to learning in all its forms. The new body will
encourage museums, libraries and archives to work more closely
together to meet the needs of the public."
Matthew Evans was born in 1941 and was educated at the London School
of Economics and Political Science. He joined Faber and Faber in
1964, and became Managing Director in 1972. He is now Chairman. In
addition to his role as Chairman of the Library and Information
Commission (since 1995) he is a Non-Executive Director of "Which"
Magazine and is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Board.
Matthew Evans was formerly the Vice-Chair of the British Film
Institute. He holds no other public appointments and has not carried
out any political activity in the last five years.
Notes for Editors
1. The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council will replace the
Museums and Galleries Commission and the Library and Information
Commission. It will work alongside archives bodies such as the Royal
Commission for Historical Manuscripts and the Public Record Office.
MLAC is due to be established on a formal basis on or by 1 April
2000. Other appointments to the Board of MLAC will be made in the
2. MLAC will be a new strategic body which will focus on access,
education, excellence and economic regeneration within the field of
museums, libraries and archives. It will act as the champion for the
3. The Chair will receive remuneration in the region of #30,000 per
# = pounds sterling
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