I talk a lot about empathy in my work. It’s really easy to get into a myopic rut when you’re under pressure – repeating what you believe works or will get your manager’s approval, creating content to please your peers not your visitors, working within academic norms. But it’s really important to try to seeContinue reading “Empathy”
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”
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”
I was delighted to work with Royal Hospital Chelsea, one of London’s true hidden gems, on a new interpretation toolkit that would guide the organisation through a period of growth and change. I ran a workshop with staff to explore what their core stories were and how they could communicate them effectively and passionately. InterpretatonContinue reading “Royal Hospital Chelsea”
Working with Barker Langham Associates, I created an interpretation plan for a local museum with a national story. The new museum will tell the story of bravery and innovation at Biggin Hill before, during and after the Battle of Britain.
At the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture in Dharam, Saudi Arabia, I worked on a landmark new natural history gallery. This high-tech space was designed to appeal to teenagers and families with little museum experience, and to bring together science and human stories. The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is the first ofContinue reading “Arabian Journeys”
Interpretation plan, consultation, research, content development, scriptwriting, learning outcomes With the transformation of Merthyr Tydfil’s Old Town Hall into a new Arts Centre, the client was looking for an exhibition for the building’s public spaces that would tell the story of the town’s industrial history, grab attention and feel inclusive, as well as working wellContinue reading “Redhouse”
Shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, 2014 Audience development plan, activity plan, interpretation plan, successful Stage 2 HLF bid Ditchling Museum in Sussex asked me to write their interpretation plan and report for their stage 2 HLF funding application. The contract was extended to include extensive consultation in focus groups,Continue reading “Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft”