I am a Freelance Museum Professional able to combine a talent for devising exciting object focused learning programmes, with communicating knowledge through innovative interpretative projects.
I started my own Consultancy business in April 2017, building on ten years’ experience as a senior manager at York Museums Trust; leading learning and curatorial staff to deliver a consistently high quality learning service, recognised for its best practice.
In addition, I have experience of managing large scale exhibition design projects and in creating engaging interpretation. In 2009/10 I co-curated and project managed the £2 million redevelopment of the Yorkshire Museum. In 2012/13 I played a key role in developing a successful £1.2 million HLF bid and subsequent delivery of the Activity Plan for York Castle Museum.
My previous experience includes working with a wide range of audiences; promoting skills and workforce development with a particular focus on STEM, and teaching secondary school science.
I have a PGCE (Secondary Science) from the University of York and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews.
Partners & Associates
I work with specialist associates and partners to ensure I can deliver the very best standard of service, depending on client needs and the skills required on a project by project basis. Associates I currently work with include artists, actors, reenactors, educators, film makers, animators and designers. For larger scale commissions, exhibition work and HLF funding bid projects I also have established partnerships with local Museum consultants with curatorial and visitor services management experience.