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Dr Kevin Fewster

Dr Kevin Fewster is a leading international figure in the fields of maritime museums and maritime heritage. He was Director of Royal Museums Greenwich, the world’s largest and most visited maritime museum precinct from 2007-19. Comprising the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the historic clipper ship Cutty Sark, the beautiful early 17th century Queen’s House, the world renowned Caird Library and the recently completed Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, RMG attracts 2.7 million visitors each year. During his twelve-years leading RMG, Kevin oversaw the most ambitious expansion and renewal programme in the Museum’s 80-year history.  In 2017-18 he also led a high-profile international campaign trying to save the collection of 5500 objects recovered from the debris field surrounding the RMS Titanic wreck site.

Before moving to Britain Kevin had been the founding Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. In his 35-year museum career Kevin was also Director of Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum (then Australia’s largest museum).

Perhaps uniquely, Kevin has been awarded both a British CBE and made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to museums and maritime history. He is a Life Fellow of the International Congress of Maritime Museums, a Younger Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House (the world’s oldest lighthouse organisation), a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and a Freeman of the City of London.

Before moving into museums Kevin authored two books on the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.

Dr Kevin Fewster is on the following tours: