West of England Museums Economic Sustainability Project

Client: South West Museums Federation

Dates: 2014/15

Budget: n/a

Project: West of England Museums Economic Sustainability Project

Working with Marilyn Scott and Alison Guilfoyle, I led a team to work with the South West Museums Federation who had secured funding through the Arts Council of England’s Strategic Support Fund to work with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, Museum of East Asian Art and Bath Postal Museum.

The purpose of the commission was to undertake an audit of their current financial health and to develop bespoke plans with the museum staff which they could implement along with mentoring to to create a positive impact on their short and long-term economic sustainability.

For this project I worked with Alison Guilfoyle, a retail consultant and Marilyn Scott, a consultant with CCN. The team also contributed to the successful delivery of a regional conference on Museum Economic Development in Bristol with the museum partners.