It seems that Chris Rapley is moving on from Director of BAS to be director of the Science Museum. He said…
I am thrilled at the prospect of taking on the leadership of such a cherished national institution, especially as the task I have been set is to make it the most admired museum of its type in the world.
This will include building the museum’s international profile and reputation, strengthening its national position and being the benchmark for best practice.
Well, good luck to him. Bring on Nick Owens.
[Update: maybe he can get rid of the stupid Giant Ring, or maybe kick out the moneychangers (aka the bookshop) -W]