I am a museums and cultural consultant specialising in helping organisations become more resilient through audience development, programming, evaluation, and income generation.
I can help with audience development and interpretation strategy; audience and stakeholder consultation; activity planning; evaluation; funding applications; and future visioning. I also provide bespoke training.
I have a wealth of experience in delivering high-quality projects, consultation and training for cultural organisations, including:
- Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL)
- Cambridge Museum of Technology
- Culture 24
- Great Yarmouth Borough Council
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- Holkham Walled Garden
- Kettle’s Yard
- Long Shop Museum
- Museums Association
- Museum of English Rural Life
- Museums Norfolk
- National Maritime Museum
- Norfolk Museums Service
- Norwich Cathedral
- St. Helen’s Heritage Centre
- Wardown Park Museum
- Wells Maltings
- Wysing Arts Centre
For examples of current and past projects I have delivered, please click here.
I am currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, in which I am exploring what community engagement practices look like in museums in England during the financial cuts, and how museums can work in new ways to become more resilient.
I am a co-founder of the Museum Freelance Network, Co-Chair of the Women Cultural Leaders East network, and a Museum Mentor. I have spoken at conferences and events across the UK, Europe and North America.
My full CV can be viewed here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/laurafcrossley