Supporting organisations to develop creative and exciting interpretation, exhibitions and engagement projects for diverse audiences.

About me

I set up my freelance consultancy in 2011 to help more organisations create outstanding exhibitions, interpretation and engagement projects. I work in many different media including hands-on exhibits and activities, digital interactives and film to stimulate active learning and engagement. My clients come in all sizes and many different types including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Catrine Community Trust, National Mining Museum Scotland, V&A Dundee and the University of Edinburgh.

Latest blog posts

New website launch

Hi, What do you do? A relatively simple question to answer if you're a doctor or lawyer or accountant. You hear it all the time at social gatherings, and it's a normal opener at conferences and networking events. But it's really not so simple to answer for most...

Create the Perfect Freelance Brief

By Marge Ainsley & Lyndsey Clark   Freelancers are the fastest growing group of workers in the creative industries. The chances are you’ll work with or engage the services of a freelancer at some point in your career. We are delighted that the Museums Association...

News: Kew Temperate House re-opens

Kew Gardens is to reopen its Temperate House - the world's largest Victorian glasshouse - after a five-year restoration. BBC News story Sometimes in this business, it takes a long time to see the fruits of our labour! Read more from back in 2012 when I was working on...

A personal tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking

I first read A Brief History of time by prof Stephen Hawking in 1995 during my BSc in applied maths and theoretical physics. I really enjoyed the book at that time (realistically it's probably pitched at about undergraduate level). I was excited by the mathematics I...

Exploring electricity at Cragside

Before 2017, I was only dimly aware of Cragside House and Estate. I had driven past about five years ago on a holiday in Northumberland, googled the site, and made a mental note to visit next time. If I'd had any idea what lay beyond the NT ticket booth that day I...

A Healthy Future for Thackray Medical Museum

Breaking News: It's great to be able to share today that Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds has been awarded £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. I became involved in this project earlier this year and for a short time worked with the team quite intensively to create...