Interview with Nick Dent

"Interview with Nick Dent"

  Joe Sullivan talks to Nick Dent, formerly of the Wellcome Collection and now studying at the Natural History Museum about his roles in London museums… Describe your career path I didn’t do as well as I should have at university and didn’t particularly want to be what my degree qualified me to be. Out of university I got a  Read more →

Christmas Message from Caroline Worthington, LMG Chair

"Christmas Message from Caroline Worthington, LMG Chair"

Caroline Worthington is the Chair of the London Museums Group and CEO of Bexley Heritage Trust. Here she reflects on the LMG in 2016, and our plans for 2017…. The London Museums Group (LMG) committee has spent time thinking about how we can best engage with our members and support them in the year ahead. In October, nine of us  Read more →

Interview with Jack Ashby

"Interview with Jack Ashby"

Jack Ashby, Manager of the grant Museum at UCL, answers our questions… Describe your career path As the Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL (since 2011) I have strategic overview of our varied activities – developing the Museum as both a valuable academic resource and an excellent public venue, while caring for our collections responsibly. As well  Read more →

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History of Art becomes History

"History of Art becomes History"

Joe Sullivan is the Heritage Outreach Officer (Engagement & Interpretation) at the RAF Museum. Here he talks to his colleague Jo Dickinson, Education Officer at the RAF Museum and a graduate in History of Art at A Level, about the impact of the removal of the subject from the UK curriculum. In Mid-October, it was announced that the exam board  Read more →

Interview with Emma Winch

"Interview with Emma Winch"

Emma Winch, Heritage Learning Manager at Hackney Museum and Co-Organiser of the Anti-University Now Festival tackles our questions… Describe your career path I found myself in museums by accident. I put down the wrong course code for my MA and found myself on a Museum Studies course, which I would NEVER have signed up for because growing up I thought  Read more →

Steps Towards Inclusivity in Museums

"Steps Towards Inclusivity in Museums"

In the first of our Editor’s blogs, Joe Sullivan discusses his thoughts on inclusivity in museum storytelling. I recently started a post at the RAF Museum, as Heritage Outreach Officer. There’s some interesting development going on at the moment, and it’s great to be a part of it. For me personally, I find it exciting that the museum is trying  Read more →

Interview with Antonia Grant

"Interview with Antonia Grant"

Antonia Grant, Community Development and Project Officer at St. Paul’s Church Deptford, takes five minutes to answer our questions… Describe your career path Over the past seven years I have worked as both a freelancer and in full-time employment within the museum and heritage sector. I was lucky in that my first job came through an internship as part of a Museum  Read more →

Chairwoman’s Blog: Running a Volunteer Organisation

"Chairwoman’s Blog: Running a Volunteer Organisation"

  In the first of our tri-yearly LMG Chairwoman’s Blog, Judy Willcocks reflects on the challenges and rewards of chairing a voluntary organisation. I’ve been in the driving seat of the London Museums Group for five years now, and have had to steer us through some pretty choppy waters including the worst economic downturn since the Second World War, the demise  Read more →

The New MA Code of Ethics

"The New MA Code of Ethics"

Alistair Brown is the Policy officer at the Museums Association. Here he outlines the current situation faced by UK museums, and how the brand new Code of Ethics reflects this. A couple of years ago, the MA commissioned some market research into the perception of museums. The results suggested that museums are uniquely trusted organisations. While politicians, the banks and the press have seen  Read more →

Interview with Richard McClenaghan

"Interview with Richard McClenaghan"

Richard McClenaghan is the Development Officer at the Heritage Lottery Fund. Here he sits down with us to talk funding, ziplining and 26 million words of coded diary entries. Describe your career path? I originally trained as an archaeologist and then worked as a Site Assistant for private archaeological companies in Northern Ireland on short-term contracts carrying out digs and surveys before  Read more →

Jack The Ripper Museum: The Response

"Jack The Ripper Museum: The Response"

Joe Sullivan is a heritage education professional and has several years’ experience leading Jack the Ripper walking tours. He here follows up his review of the controversial Jack The Ripper museum from September by talking to sector professionals about their personal responses. In August 2015 a museum opened on Cable Street, East London, centered on the killings of Jack The Ripper. Originally planned as  Read more →

Interview with Alice Quine

"Interview with Alice Quine"

Alice Quine is the Assistant Curator at the Jewish museum. She sat down with us and told us about carers in our featured five minute interview.