Mary Rose Museum’s partnership with Southampton Solent University

Solent University's vice chancellor, Professor Van Gore CBE (left), and Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB CBE DL, who is the chief executive of The Mary Museum, sign a new professional developement partnership at The Mary Rose Museum.' Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141997-3)
Solent University's vice chancellor, Professor Van Gore CBE (left), and Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB CBE DL, who is the chief executive of The Mary Museum, sign a new professional developement partnership at The Mary Rose Museum.' Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141997-3)
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THE Mary Rose Museum is set to benefit from a new partnership with a university.

The museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Southampton Solent University will work together on projects, hold joint events and use each other’s facilities.

The university’s vice-chancellor, professor Van Gore CBE and the museum’s chief executive, Rear Admiral John Lippiett, marked the signing of the partnership at an official signing.

Rear Admiral Lippiett said: ‘We are delighted to cement our relationship with Southampton Solent University through this partnership and to be able to continue to offer internships to their students.

‘The experience and knowledge they gain from the Mary Rose team and through working in the museum provides a great springboard for their future careers.’

He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 2011.

Professor Gore added: ‘Two of our graduates have already enjoyed paid internships with this exciting museum and we are thrilled to enter into a partnership that will offer a wide range of opportunities to students and staff from both organisations.’