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

If this is your first time contacting us then please get in touch and we will make sure you are connected to the right support straight away.

Our structure

Our central 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 eligibilty stage right across to post application and maintaining the standard.

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

  • Audience Development – Rachel Miller
  • Conservation and Collection Care – Helena Jaeschke
  • Digital Engagement – Rachel Cartwright
  • Volunteering and Workforce – Eleanor Moore

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

  • Central team

    Victoria Harding

    Programme Manager

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

    0117 922 4653

    07827979725

    [email protected]

    Roz Bonnet

    Programme and Projects Officer

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

    0117 922 4653

    07887451778

    [email protected]

    Abigail Millican

    Programme Coordinator

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

    0117 922 4653

    [email protected]

    Rowan Whitehouse

    Data and Research Assistant

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

    0117 922 4653

    [email protected]

  • Museum Development Officers

    Liz Clarke

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

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

    07887451759

    [email protected]

    Helen McConnell Simpson

    Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street
    Gloucester,
    GL1 3DW

    07584581266

    [email protected]

    Stephanie Clemens

    Cornwall

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

    01209 500 750

    [email protected]

    Susan Eddisford

    Teignbridge, East and West Devon, South Hams, Exeter and Torbay

    Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

    01392 265967

    [email protected]

    Pippa Griffith

    Mid-Devon

    Tiverton Museum of Mid-Devon Life, Beck’s Square, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PJ

    01884 256295

    [email protected]

    Alison Mills

    North Devon & Torridge

    Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LN

    01271 346747

    [email protected]

    Victoria de Wit

    Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole

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

    01305 228931

    07876790641

    [email protected]

    Rachel Bellamy

    Somerset

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

    01823 347 454

    07961674122

    [email protected]

    Heather Perry

    Wiltshire

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

    01249 705525

    [email protected]

  • Thematic Officers

    To contact our Thematic Officers, please use our ‘Get in touch’ form, and choose the relevant dropdown option. 

    Rachel Cartwright

    Digital Engagement Officer

    Provides a specialist advisory service to help implement digital tools to broaden engagement with museum collections and online audiences.

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

    Helena Jaeschke

    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

    Audience and Insights 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

    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