"Emma's advice and knowledge has been invaluable to museums and her ideas and efficiency in running collections development and volunteer development programmes, have made her a very easy and flexible person to work with."

Claire Browne, Museum Development Manager, Museum Development East Midlands

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About me

I have over 20 years experience in a wide range of hands on managerial and curatorial roles across local authority and independent museums in both England and Wales. I have an excellent network of contacts across the museum sector and have acted as a member of both MA Council and AIM Council. I was awarded the FMA (Fellowship of the Museums Association) in 2010 and am currently a Trustee for the Port Sunlight Village Trust

I have been running my consultancy business since 2009 and enjoy enormously the variety of challenges that it brings to me and the wide range of clients that I am able to work with. I regularly work with other consultants to bring together a strong blend of skills and experience including Heather Lomas and Jennie Pitceathly

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park ducks

In my earlier career I was fortunate to work in a range of exciting and successful museums. My roles included Heritage and Museums Officer for Cheshire County Council (part of a Cultural Services senior management team), Principal Museums Officer for Flintshire County Council in North Wales, Keeper of Collections at The Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port (now National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port) and Collections Manager at The Dock Museum in Barrow-in Furness.

My experience and achievements include carving out new strategic directions for museums, planning and fundraising for a new museum development, managing a Designated Collection, taking museums through Accreditation for the first time, project managing new displays and coordinating successful funding bids to HLF.

I have a particular interest in learning and development, both for individuals and organisations. I believe that every piece of work should have a positive learning impact on the individuals or teams involved. I have acted as a mentor for the AMA since its inception and have developed my coaching skills for the workplace in recent years.

Contact / tel: 0151 342 9651 / mob: 0788 425 4351 / @e_chaplin / emma-chaplin

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