Dr Tilly Blyth, Head of Collections and Principal Curator at the Science Museum, and Zahra Bardai, Real Estate Partner and Department Chief Operating Officer for International Real Estate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, have been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Bletchley Park. They join the Board at an exciting time, as the Trust begins to deliver its recently announced plans to create new exhibition spaces, a Collection Centre and a Learning facility in three buildings located in the heart of the Bletchley Park wartime site. These works will be transformational, building capacity to welcome over 300,000 visitors and over 50,000 students annually as well as cementing Bletchley Park’s reputation as a premier heritage site.
Iain Standen, Chief Executive of Bletchley Park Trust, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Tilly Blyth and Zahra Bardai as Trustees. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board as we continue to develop Bletchley Park into a world class heritage attraction.”
Dr Tilly Blyth, who at the Science Museum manages one of the leading teams of scientific, technological and medical curators in the world said: “I’m looking forward to joining the Bletchley Park Board of Trustees at an exciting time for the site, when the story and significance of the vital top-secret wartime work that took place here will be shared with even more people.”
Zahra Bardai said: “I aim to bring lot of ideas, energy and enthusiasm to ensure that the next generation understands the role Bletchley Park played in creating the world they live in today.”
Sir David Brown, Chair of the Trustees at Bletchley Park Trust, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Tilly Blyth and Zahra Bardai as Trustees. I look forward to working with them over the coming years as we continue Bletchley Park Trust’s mission to attract, engage and educate people from all over the world in order to inspire them with Bletchley Park’s crucial role in World War Two.”
The Trust’s vision is that Bletchley Park will be recognised and acknowledged worldwide for the achievements that took place here in World War Two, and how and why these remain relevant today.