Bedford Panacea Charitable Trust appoints new museum director

She previously worked for Arts Council England
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Zara Matthews – who previously worked for Arts Council England – is the new museum director at The Panacea Charitable Trust in Bedford.

The Panacea Museum, in Newnham Road, tells the story of the Panacea Society; founded by a group of women in 1919, who followed the teachings of Joanna Southcott.

She died in 1814 leaving a sealed box of prophecies. The group prepared for the return of Jesus, believing the original Garden of Eden was in Bedford.