It was relatively easy to work out how to plan cultural content during lockdown (if you had the energy or manpower) – make it digital, make it empathetic and use it to help people make connections. We probably all feel at the moment that it was dead simple pre-lockdown too, when we had the budgetContinue reading “Cultural planning during a global pandemic”
It’s all too easy to default to offering a passive experience on social media, sharing the ‘object of the day’ or, during lockdown, photos of ‘what we’re missing’. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery didn’t fall into that trap. As the 2020 lockdown began it quickly became a digital museum, with creatively put together content thatContinue reading “Hastings Digital Quilt”
For anyone that took part in Hastings Digital Quilt, and anyone that didn’t, here is a black and white version of the illustration we used, for lovers of colouring in!
The North York Moors were, with Leach Studio (now Core Creative), updating their visitor centre and outdoor interpretation. They were telling a story about the intense industrial development in the Moors in the Victorian era, driven by the discovery of ironstone, and the subsequent explosion of mining and railway development in this tranquil place. TheyContinue reading “Land of Iron, North York Moors National Park”
Eastbury House in Barking is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house, set within an early twentieth century housing estate in east London. The National Trust wished to investigate and understand more fully a ‘lost’ period in the house’s history, between the wars. My research uncovered all kinds of exciting stories, involving Balloon Aprons, Constance Spry, theatreContinue reading “Eastbury House, National Trust”
The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth were creating an exciting, volunteer led exhibition and brought me in to train staff and volunteers, so that they could be sure of a consistent and appropriate tone of voice in the final text. I ran two workshops in engaging writing for a team across twoContinue reading “National Museum of the Royal Navy”
The British Museum approached me to write the text for their Sheikh Zayed exhibition. It was important that the text conveyed the British Museum’s character of trustworthy authority and confidence. I created a tone of voice that was warm and personal, straightforward and clear, steering clear of a too elaborate or emotional tone in favourContinue reading “British Museum Sheikh Zayed exhibition”
Here’s a downloadable, detailed, step-by-step process for how to plan a visitor experience that will be memorable and enjoyable – and memorable and enjoyable to plan!
I’m still working – from home, as usual. Please feel free to get in touch for some advice or thoughts on a project – I’m more than happy to exchange a couple of emails or have a chat for free. My writing and interpretation coaching is now online. If you’re interested in training now, giveContinue reading “Lockdown update”
Here’s a free download that gives a detailed, step-by-step process in how to plan an interpretive story.