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

How to connect with museum visitors (2)

How to connect with museum visitors (2)

What are the first steps for planning interpretation, exhibitions or activities that really connect with visitors? How to capture your vision for communicating with stakeholders.

How to connect with museum visitors (1)

How to connect with museum visitors (1)

How to create interpretation, exhibitions or activities that really connect with visitors. Techniques I use that involve visualisation to help staff to put themselves in visitors’ shoes.

Curating digital content

Curating digital content

The sudden closure of all physical public spaces due to the COVID19 outbreak of 2020 has led to an explosion of online content. However, many people report either feelings of overwhelm by the choice or disinterest in the content on offer. The problem lies, I believe, in the lack of curation of the online content.

Parasites: Battle for Survival

Parasites: Battle for Survival

Tips for creating digital exhibits to engage young people with cutting-edge scientific research. Based on the National Museum of Scotland exhibition “Parasites: Battle for Survival”.

Book review: Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey

Book review: Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey

Poverty Safari met all my expectations in terms of shining a spotlight on the class divide in modern Scotland. But where the book totally exceeded my expectations was in its relevance to our work in the cultural sector.

Review: Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

Review: Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

New visitor experiences at established tourism sites face a unique challenge. They will always be fighting against nostalgia as older generations re-visit with younger family members and rose-tinted childhood memories. Pitlochry Dam is one of those sites.