Snapping the Stiletto

The travelling exhibition

Snapping the Stiletto was a partnership project working with 11 museums and over 200 volunteers. Volunteers researched collections within the partner museums and co-curated a travelling exhibition celebrating strong Essex Women to help dispel the negative stereotype of the ‘Essex Girl’.

Volunteers also worked with me to take the stories uncovered out from the museums and we visited festivals, theatres and shopping centres celebrating the hidden stories of these women.

Evaluation projects

A beach performance as part of Resorting to the Coast

I evaluated Heritage Lottery Funded projects for the Mercury Theatre (Mercury Voices) and Resorting to the Coast and am currently the evaluator for the Mercury Rising project. I previously evaluated the Share Museums East ‘Working with Volunteers’ project and projects for the London Transport Museum, the Cultural Development Service for Essex County Council,  and Museum Development East Midlands.

Volunteers at a ‘thank-you event for Mecury Voices

Learning and engagement programmes and projects

I am currently working with the Museum of Power in Langford and Wisbech and Fenland Museum to supporting them to develop and deliver the learning and engagement portion of NLHF projects.

Previous work includes developing new learning sessions for Christchurch Mansion (Ipswich), training and supporting learning volunteers at the Norris Museum in St Ives and supporting the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in their outreach and education programmes linked to excavations at Must Farm.

Talking to a school group visiting excavations at Must Farm

West Stow- Autopsy of the Sunken House

The team at a celebration event

West Stow was given funding from the Heritage Lottery Young Roots fund to work with young people (aged 11-25) and professional archaeologists to systematically dismantle the house and excavate the pit that remains.
Between October 2015 and April 2016 a group of 17 young people worked together on this project under my guidance.

As part of this, they created new interpretation for the site including the film that you can see here