Our team has a wide range of expertise; including audience development, collection care, volunteering, digital engagement and business development.

Please get in touch via our contact form and we will make sure you are connected to the right support as soon as we can. If you would prefer to speak to us via telephone, please mention this in your message and a member of our team can arrange this with you.

Our structure

Our programme team is based at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Here we work on developing our full programme, deploy the wider team across the South West and process data on audiences and the wider museum sector.

Museum Development Officers (MDOs) work on the ground with museums and are located throughout the South West. These individuals are very knowledgeable about their local area and on all aspects of development.

We have a dedicated Accreditation Technical Advisor who works with museums and our local MDOs to support museums in the process of Accreditation. We work with museums from the initial eligibility stage right across to post application and maintaining the standard.

Our Specialist Officers across the South West bring expertise to the core elements of our work:

  • Audience Development – Rachel Miller
  • Conservation and Collection Care – Helena Jaeschke
  • Volunteering and Workforce – Eleanor Moore
  • Technical Accreditation Adviser – Tim Burge

All of our team contact details can be found below. In the first instance we recommend that you get in touch with us directly and ensure you are connected with the best suited team member.

Team contact details

  • Programme team

    Victoria Harding (She/ her)

    Programme Manager

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    07827979725

    [email protected]

    Roz Bonnet (She/ her)

    Programme and Projects Officer

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    07887451778

    [email protected]

    Fay Whitfield (They/ them)

    Communications and Events Officer

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    [email protected]

    Pat Janus (They/ them)

    Data & Research Assistant

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    [email protected]

    Iain Richardson (He/ him)

    Business Support Officer (Wednesdays & Thursdays)

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    [email protected]

  • Museum Development Officers

    Julie Taylor-Kent (She/ her)

    Bath, Bristol, North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Swindon

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    07887451759

    [email protected]

    Jenni Orme (She/ her)

    Gloucestershire

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    07824 165063

    [email protected]

    Stephanie Clemens (She/ her)

    Cornwall

    Cornwall Museums Partnership, Studio 101 Krowji, West Park, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3AJ

    01209 500 750

    [email protected]

    Victoria de Wit (She/ her)

    Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

    Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RP

    01305 228931

    07876790641

    [email protected]

    Rachel Bellamy (She/ her)

    Somerset

    Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6SF

    01823 347454

    07961674122

    [email protected]

    Heather Perry (She/ her)

    Wiltshire

    Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Rd, Chippenham SN15 3QN

    01249 705525

    [email protected]

    Jo Cairns (She/ her)

    Devon

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    [email protected]

  • Specialist Officers

    To contact our Specialist Officers, please use our contact form, and choose the relevant dropdown option. 

    Helena Jaeschke (She/ her)

    Conservation Development Officer

    Provides specialist advice and support to help museums improve the care and management of their collections.

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

    Rachel Miller (She/ her)

    Audience Development Officer

    Can work with you to understand and apply audience data more effectively to diversify and engage new audiences.

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    Eleanor Moore (She/ her)

    Sustainable Volunteering Officer

    Can work with you to advise good practice in leadership, workforce resilience, volunteer engagement and retention.

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    Tim Burge

    Technical Accreditation Adviser

    Can work with you to advise on achieving and maintaining the Arts Council England Accreditation Standard.

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

    [email protected]