Museum Consultant

Museum Interpretation

With twenty years’ experience in museums, beginning at the Science Museum in London, I now work with the teams around the world on interpretation and text-writing.

Recent projects include:

 

 

  • Writing text for Bacterial World, the latest exhibition in Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s contemporary science series, looking at how these tiniest of organisms have such a huge impact on our lives
  • Working with the National Trust team at Quarry Bank to write new gallery text based on their fantastic archives
  • Writing text for a major National History Museum project: the new Whales: Beneath the Surface gallery
  • Kids in Museums review by Chloe Turner

    “Somehow, the exhibition’s clever curation and simple-enough labels manage to make the evolution clear to understand for all ages– amazingly, their ancestors used to even walk on land”

  • The Guardian’s review by Jonathan Jones

    “This is a sublime scientific and imaginative journey to the bottom of the sea… Colossal bones, recorded whale sounds and a lucid account of their evolution, make for a haunting and informative encounter with some of the most astonishing animals on earth.”

  • …and also for the Natural History Museum’s touring Treasures show launched in Tokyo and until recently at the ArtScience Museum, Singapore
  • Writing the exhibition text for The Play’s the Thing, a permanent exhibition created by the Royal Shakespeare Company and reviewed here by the Telegraph
  • Researching content and writing text for the Brain Diaries exhibition at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, about which a reviewer in The Lancet wrote “Brain Diaries offers an excellent introduction to the development of the healthy brain”
  • Creating a tone guide and writing text for the new Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre (SAASCC) in Kuwait, with Jasper Jacobs Associates
  • Contributing text strategy and text-writing to the new Postal Museum and Mail Rail, now open in London, designed by Haley Sharpe. Read my blog post about the text-writing and stories
  • Working with KCA London to edit text throughout the new Esplora Science Centre, which opened in Malta in 2016
  • Developing content and writing the text for Oxford University Museum of Natural History‘s exhibition Handwritten in Stone, about William Smith who made Britain’s first geological map

William Smith’s 200 year-old map

Kid’s quotes in Moving Stories at the National Media Museum