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

Top Secret

Top Secret

The ‘Top Secret’ exhibition at the Science Museum London is about the work of British Intelligence organisation GCHQ. The subject matter, which ranges from Bletchley Park code-breaking to Soviet spy rings and modern cyber hacking, is fascinating to adults of all ages, but we were aware we would need a layer of more child-friendly interpretation to appeal to the whole family.

Interactive Exhibit Design

Interactive Exhibit Design

Downloadable resources from the session on Understanding Exhibit Design at the BIG Event 2019 at Our Dynamic Earth. In the workshop, we progressed a couple of ideas from delegates towards prototype stage while illustrating the ideal development process.

Scotland from the Sky 2

Scotland from the Sky 2

Scotland from the Sky part 2 at Stanley Mills shares some of the amazing aerial photography in the Historic Environment Scotland archive that inspired series two of Jamie Crawford’s BBC Scotland series exploring Scotland from above.

Three lessons from MuseumNext I want to shout about

Three lessons from MuseumNext I want to shout about

What exactly is it about about MuseumNext London that is so energising and makes me want to return? This year, I’ve identified three lessons I’d like to shout about and I’m sharing them here…

Book review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Book review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

If you’ve had enough of endlessly ticking small tasks off ‘to do’ lists and feel like you’re losing the ability to really focus, then this is the ideal book to help you get back control.

V&A Dundee Scottish Design Galleries

V&A Dundee Scottish Design Galleries

One of the highlights of the Scottish cultural scene in 2018 was the opening of the V&A Dundee. As the daughter and granddaughter of Dundonians, I felt extremely proud to have worked on the project and privileged to work with the fantastic creative learning and...