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LMG seeks Chair, Treasurer, and committee members

"LMG seeks Chair, Treasurer, and committee members"

The London Museums Group committee is seeking five new posts at this years Annual General Meeting.  There are five posts vacant at present – Chair, Treasurer, and three ordinary committee member posts.  This is your opportunity to join the LMG committee and have key role in how the organisation develops, and supports the London museums workforce.

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 →

Museums and tragedy

"Museums and tragedy"

              Sharon Heal, currently director of the Museums Association (MA), with a background in journalism and policy development, comments on how museums can act in times of tragedy and disaster. We are barely half way through the year and already so much has changed. The snap general election brought results that few expected and  Read more →

Interview with Elizabeth Nicholson

"Interview with Elizabeth Nicholson"

In this interview Elizabeth tells us about her development work at Handel and Hendrix House and most recently her appointment as Director. My Career Path: My first career was as a Commissioning Editor in book publishing. After ten enjoyable years doing that, I stopped work for a while to bring up my two sons. Then, when they grew up, I  Read more →

5 steps to getting what you want from your career

"5 steps to getting what you want from your career"

Anna Lundberg is a business consultant and personal coach who writes, coaches and leads workshops to help ambitious individuals, employees and entrepreneurs achieve their full potential in their professional and personal lives. Anna recently presented at the Museum Freelance Network ‘Proactive, empowered and confident freelancing’ event held at the Canal Museum in March 2017. In this blog, she discusses some  Read more →

Interview with Ella Roberts

"Interview with Ella Roberts"

In this interview Ella Roberts tells us about her interesting career working in music and museums, including her previous role as Communications Officer for Handel and Hendrix Museum, and currently as Communications Manager at the Britten-Pears Foundation, the home of composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears. Describe your career path My background is in classical music rather than museums but I think  Read more →

A Reflection on Volunteering in the Museum Sector

"A Reflection on Volunteering in the Museum Sector"

In this post Jess Hill reflects on her experience of volunteering in the museum sector; outlining its purpose, the mutual benefits, and some of its issues.  After the popularity and success of the ‘Games Makers’ in the London 2012 Olympics, volunteering was showcased to the world as an essential part of cultural event. I am going to explore the main issues that I  Read more →

Impact of Social Media Activism within the Museum Sector

"Impact of Social Media Activism within the Museum Sector"

  Chloe Turner is the Visitor Services Coordinator at the Museum of Brands, blogger at and soon-to-be University of Leicester Museum Studies graduate. Here she talks about her research in the impact of social media activism within the museum sector. ‘Whether with words of love, hate, curiosity or indifference, the museum world is talking about social media.’  – Amelia  Read more →

How can supplementary schools and museums work together?

"How can supplementary schools and museums work together?"

In this blog post Emma Taylor, Supplementary Schools Programme Manager at the Museum of London, gives us insight into her work with supplementary schools, how museums are well placed to engage with this new audience, and the mutual benefits this brings. I have been working with supplementary schools for five years, both at the British Museum and now at the Museum  Read more →

Cultural Heritage and 3D: The Power of Virtual Things

"Cultural Heritage and 3D: The Power of Virtual Things"

Alec Ward, Museum Development Officer Digital & Communications at London Museum Development, tells us about the popular 3D digital models course as part of their Digital Futures training programme, and the potential this technology can bring. As part of London Museum Development’s Arts Council England funded training offer to London’s non-national museums, we run a programme of digital training courses. The Digital Futures  Read more →

GEM – Supporting learning and sharing for professionals under pressure

"GEM – Supporting learning and sharing for professionals under pressure"

 In this post Holly Bee, Education Officer at GEM, gives us insight into the Learning and Sharing Centre (LSC) project, and how the work being delivered will provide resilience for museums and the sector’s educators.  Museum educators are on the frontline of heritage. When a museum reaches out, makes a collection come alive or turns a visit into an adventure,  Read more →

Reflection on Museums and Wellbeing

"Reflection on Museums and Wellbeing"

In this post Laura Bedford, Project Coordinator for the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing, shares her thoughts and reflections on wellbeing and museums. I have been the project co-ordinator for the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing for around three months and in this piece written the week after our second conference and wellbeing in museums week I  Read more →

Proactive, Empower and Confident Freelancing Event

"Proactive, Empower and Confident Freelancing Event"

 In this post Christina Lister, marketing and comms freelancer and co-founder of the Museum Freelance Network, gives insight on establishing the Museum Freelance Network and reflects on the success of the first event. Fellow freelancer Laura Crossley and I founded the Museum Freelance Network following a #museumhour chat I guest-hosted in the summer of 2016 on freelancing. It seemed  Read more →

Interview with Katie Childs

"Interview with Katie Childs"

In this interview Katie Childs tells us about her intriguing career to date, currently Policy and Projects Manager for the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) but soon to be Head of Partnerships and Stakeholder Relations at IWM. Describe your career path Unconventional. I always had a love for museums, and my Saturday and holiday job when I was at sixth-form college was  Read more →

Interview with Rose Hughes

"Interview with Rose Hughes"

Rose Hughes, Learning Officer at the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising, is our first interviewee of the year. In this lively post she tells us about her love of illustration and her road into the museum sector. Describe your career path Growing up in Lincoln, I spent my weekends painting portraits at street fairs and working in a craft  Read more →