Selected Case Studies

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National Museums and Galleries of Wales

imgSpecialist museums and heritage consultant with two economist colleagues from the University of Birmingham School of Public Policy which carried out the Quinquennial Review of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales for the National Assembly. Trustees, key staff and stakeholders were interviewed and the 8 national museum sites were visited to assess: corporate governance; financial control; strategic policy; collections management; education; training; staff development; marketing; interpretation and access.

Black Country Living History Museum

imgFeasibility study and options appraisal for the development of a visitor centre adjacent to  the canal tunnel at Todd’s End for the Black Country Museum, Black Country Canal Navigation Trust and British Waterways. This involved an assessment of the issues affecting the strategic development of this key site on the Black Country Canal network, an assessment of the options, opportunities and constraints and brokering an agreement between the three main stakeholders who had competing strategic aims.

Design, Print Production and Project Management

imgWe have carried out Copywriting, Design and Production of fixed interpretive media at a range of locations including: Weoley Castle,Prestatyn Roman Baths; Fotheringhay Church and Castle and other County Heritage Sites throughout Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes Parks. Collaborated with landscape architects in Milton Keynes to produce a series of neighbourhood play areas with 3D play equipment/sculpture inspired by local archaeology and geology, including a very popular ‘Jurassic park’.
imgWe have written, designed and project managed a range of exhibitions, leaflets guidebooks and community newsletters at: Milton Keynes Archaeology Unit; Buckinghamshire County Museum service; Wellingborough Heritage Centre; Rockingham Castle; Northamptonshire County Heritage Sites; Canterbury Archaeological Trust; Marshfield Archaeological Project (Avon); Clwyd and Powys Archaeological Trust, Sabbath Walks LHI pilot project, and Warley Woods Community Trust.

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Community Events/ Archaeology in Education/Community Arts

imgThe Bancroft Villa Thriller, Milton Keynes. Worked for 6 months with community artists and more than 200 pupils from four schools in Milton Keynes to research, devise and stage a spectacular performance inspired by real archaeological evidence to reveal the stories of two young people who lived around 2000 years ago on the site of the park. This innovative project involved the pupils as archaeologists making their own discoveries and using real evidence to produce their own interpretations; they collaborated through storytelling, theatre and performance arts culminating in a dramatic fireshow where the pupils delivered their performance to an enthralled audience.

Archaeological Monographs

imgCanterbury, Marlowe Car Park excavations: Joint author of two volume monograph on a four year continuous programme of excavations on deeply stratified urban deposits in the centre of Canterbury (link to Time Team Big Dig page) Rhuddlan: Joint author of monograph on an important programme of excavations at Rhuddlan North Wales from Mesolithic to medieval. Council for British Archaeology Research Report 95.