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Projects

I’ve been working in the museum and heritage sector since 2001, mostly on the development of content for exhibition and gallery display. Here’s a selection of projects I’ve been a part of over the last few years.

2014

The British Library, London
Formative evaluation in support of an HLF application for a revised collections-based service
Formative evaluation for a new temporary exhibition (opening in 2015)
Formative evaluation for Shakespeare exhibition (opening in 2016)
Summative evaluation of a new youth book club at the Library (pilot)

Museum of the Order of St John, London
Interpretation consultant

Vale and Downland Museum, Oxfordshire
Interpretation consultant

Maidenhead Heritage Centre, Berkshire
Interpretation consultant

Champs Chapel, Oxfordshire
Interpretation consultant

REME Museum of Technology, Berkshire
Interpretation consultant

Oxford Bus Museum, Oxfordshire
Interpretation consultant

Braemar Castle, Aberdeenshire
Audio tour writer

Mickleton Community Archive, Gloucestershire
Audio guide editor

Guildford Cathedral, Surrey
Interpretation consultant for HLF activity plan (stage 2 application)

South East Museum Development Programme
Course leader: Interpretation Planning and Museum Text Writing

London Museum Development Programme
Course leader: Interpretation Planning and Museum Text Writing

I have also provided interpretation consultancy to a new museum being planned in Kuwait.

 

2013

English Heritage
‘Waterloo 200′ Front end evaluation project

The British Library, London
Visitor observation/tracking evaluation project
Participant observation project

Chiswick House, London
Front end evaluation project

Eltham Palace, London
Formative evaluation project for capital campaign

Royal Festival Hall, London
Visitor observation/tracking evaluation project

Uppark (National Trust), West Sussex
Multimedia tour Creative Director

The British Library, London
Interpretive planning for a new permanent gallery
and formative evaluation about the Georgian era

Imperial War Museum, London
Formative evaluation for the forthcoming galleries about the First World War

2012

Design Museum, London
Interpretive planning and audience research for a new temporary exhibition (Jan 2013)

English Heritage
Leading on a range of interpretation projects across the country, including a £1.1m re-presentation of Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

National Maritime Museum, London
Formative evaluation of a hand-held interactive experience

Hatfield Forest (National Trust), Hertfordshire
Multimedia tour Creative Director

British Museum, London
Creating public-facing website content relating to a forthcoming exhibition and the collection, Researcher/writer

The Novium, Chichester
Creating public leaflet/map to the new museum, Researcher/writer

Imperial War Museums
Audience research for an HLF bid and staff mentoring, Front end evaluation consultant
Cecil Beaton: theatre of war, Summative evaluation consultant

Queen’s Gallery (Buckingham Palace)
Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography (Nov 11-Apr 12) Audience observation and evaluation

British Library, London
Exhibition for summer 2013, Front end/formative evaluation consultant

Kensington Palace
Copyediting and design work for a leaflet

2011

Imperial War Museums
First World War centenary programme (2014), Front end evaluation consultant

National Mining Museum Scotland, Edinburgh
Multimedia tour, Writer

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Multimedia tour of Ancient Egypt and Sudan galleries, Writer

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Short film tour of gallery, Script writer

Petworth House (National Trust), West Sussex
Multimedia tour (launched Mar 11) Creative Director

BBC Learning: Hands on History
Reel History of Britain exhibition tour (May – September 11) Exhibition Curator

British Library, London
Out of this world: Science fiction but not as you know it
(opening May 11) Formative evaluation consultant
Exhibition about medieval illuminated manuscripts – title tbc (opening Nov 11) Formative evaluation consultant
Exhibition to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games (opening May 12) Front end/formative evaluation consultant

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
New audio guide content for a suite of rooms, Writer

British Museum, London
Adornment and Identity: Costume and Jewellery from Oman (Jan-Sept 2011) Interpretation Consultant
Traditional Jewellery from the Balkans (Jan-Sep 2011) Interpretation consultant
Eric Gill: wilful child (Feb-July 11) Text editor
Early Medieval display, Text editor

Chichester District Museum, West Sussex
Novium (opening 11), Text writing consultant

Stannah Stair Lifts, Andover
Factory tour (launched Jan 11) Audio guide writer

2010

BBC Learning: Hands on History
Turn Back Time exhibition tour (Nov-Dec 2010) Exhibition curator

British Museum, London
Italian Renaissance Drawings: from Fra Angelico to Leonardo (April – July 10) Multimedia guide writer

Lambeth Palace Library, London
Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library (May – July 10) Audio guide writer

Museum of Bristol
M Shed (opening 2011) Text writing consultant

British Library, London
Evolving English: one language many voices (Nov 2010-April 2011) Front end, formative and summative evaluation consultant
Magnificent Maps
(June-Sept 2010) Summative evaluation consultant

HMS Belfast, London
Freelance educator (schools)

Museum of Fulham Palace, London
Audience evaluation consultant

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Sixth-form online arts magazine project Teacher

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Presentation Combining Oral History and Narration in museum Audio-Guides at oral history seminar

2009

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Highlights audio tour of museum, in association with ATS Heritage (launched Dec 09)  Writer

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Sixth-form online arts magazine project Teacher

British Museum, London
Multimedia guide (Highlights tour) for museum (launched Dec 09) – Writer
Parthenon galleries audio-described guide for visually impaired visitors (launched Dec 09) – Writer
Permanent Gallery of Chinese Ceramics (opened April 09) Interpretation Officer
Gamelan: the music of Java (May – July 09) Interpretation Officer

Museum [Insider]
(Online magazine for suppliers to the heritage sector)
Writer of features articles (Jan 09 – present). Here’s the article archive.

British Library, London
Temporary exhibition ideas testing Front end evaluation consultant

2008

British Museum, London
Hadrian: Empire and Conflict (July – Oct) Interpretation Officer
Conservation in Focus (Aug – Oct) Interpretation Officer
Highlights audio-tour (launched April) Co-author

Media Community Network (various locations)
Regeneration – Latin Style (July 08 onwards) Exhibit Curator

2007

British Museum, London

Permanent Gallery of Ancient Europe (opened July 07) Interpretation Officer
Permanent Gallery of Ancient Iran (opened July 07) Interpretation Officer
Permanent Gallery of Ancient South Arabia (opened July 07) Interpretation Officer
Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan (July – Oct 07) Interpretation Officer
Ikebana: Living Flowers of Japan (July – Aug) Interpretation Officer
Divine Cat: Speaking with the Gods of Ancient Egypt (Nov – Jan) Interpretation Officer

Croydon Museums Service
Whatever the Weather (Nov 07) Education Facilitator

2006

British Museum, London

Encounters: Travel and Money in the Byzantine Wold (May-Sept 06) Interpretation Officer

Imperial War Museum, London
Their Past-Your Future (May 06) Education resources author (Belsen concentration camp during the Second World War)

2005

The Wende Museum, Los Angeles

Facing The Wall (2005-06) Program Coordinator

Imperial War Museum, London
The Holocaust Exhibition, Education Facilitator

Vestry House Museum, London
Up The O’s – A History of Leyton Orient FC (Summer 05) Exhibition Text Editor

Croydon Museums Service, London
Their Past-Your Future (Summer 05) Education Facilitator

2003–2005

Imperial War Museum, London

The Holocaust Exhibition
(opened 2000) and Crimes Against Humanity (opened 2002) Research Assistant

In addition to paid work in the museum sector, I sat on the committee of the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery from 2003 to 2009 and have been helping to organise Gallery Film, a local film club run through the Friends, since 2006. I also write for Dulwich OnView, an online magazine about cultural life in south London.

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