About Me

Now working freelance in the museum, heritage and art gallery sector, after 29 years at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, being their first professionally-qualified Curator. 

I am experienced in interpretation, community work, research and writing, social media, podcasting, exhibitions/displays and art gallery curation. I have a proven track record of successful grant applications and delivering grant-funded projects.

I have mentored museums through the Accreditation process.

I have excellent interpersonal and collaborative working skills and a creative mind. I am based in beautiful Pembrokeshire and remain passionate about its heritage, its arts movement and environment.

I am dedicated to the 7 goals set out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales). 

Covered by public and professional liability insurance.

Mark

KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Design and display of gallery spaces, including research, writing (bilingual texts) and physical hang
  • Curating art exhibitions
  • Developing new initiatives for users of all ages, cultures and genders
  • Creative writing – performance pieces, podcasts, online/magazine articles, interpretation panels/handouts/booklets, novels and poetry
  • Imagining and developing events to align with grant opportunities
  • Marketing – social media, local press release, poster design, short film-making and podcasts
  • IT proficient – Microsoft Office/Apple, Teams, Zoom, i-Movies, Pinnacle, Canva, Survey Monkey, Libsyn, QR Codes, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram/IGTV
  • Knowledge of legislation such as UK-GDPR, Welsh Language Act, Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Race Equality
  • Report production
  • Grant funding applications and claims, including outputs and evidence requirements
  • Policy and procedural documents in-line with Accreditation standards
  • Mentoring museums – advising on Accreditation, display, documentation and storage
  • Ability to work to budget and timescale
  • Excellent local history knowledge
  • Experience of working with wide range of community groups and artists
  • Reliable, hard-working and motivated
  • Imaginative and creative, able to think outside the box

Qualifications

Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA)

NVQ Level 2 Warding & Visitor Servicesfirst person in Wales to take qualification and only second in UK. Awarded City & Guilds Bronze Medal for Excellence for Best Portfolio. Portfolio then used as standard of excellence for future students

BA Honours Degree, University of Wales (2:1) – Humanities (English Lit, History & RE)

A-Levels – English, History & RE

O-Levels – including English Lit & Lang and History

Memberships

CPD

Dementia Friendly training – PAVS 

Race Equality Action Plan (REAP) – Welsh Government 

Making It Fair – Collections Trust, developing digital collection-focused content 

IGTV / Reels (Instagram) – Culture 24 

Engagement & Outreach With Youth Audiences – Heritage Digital 

Dementia & The Arts – Future Learn 

Film-making On A Budget – Future Learn 

Marketing To Families – Kids in Museums

A Conversation on Windrush – Llafur, 2023