About Us

We are a small, dynamic consultancy combining intelligence and detailed sector knowledge with creative thinking and a personal, individual approach.  We deliver practical, tailored support on projects of any scale and always produce high quality work, on time and within budget. Our diverse client list includes the National Army Museum, National Media Museum, English Heritage, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association, the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Museums Sheffield, Museum Development Yorkshire, the Royal Armouries Museum, Collections Trust, Hadrian's Wall Heritage, Hull Museum Education, the Thackray Museum, the UK Medical Collections Group, the Bronte Parsonage Museum, the Museum of London, and the V&A.


Why work with us?


We know there are plenty of options out there and we're proud to be a part of a thriving cultural sector consultancy scene. So why would you choose to work with us?


Track Record: Established in 2004, we're an successful consultancy with a strong track record of delivering creative, innovative and high quality work. The projects featured on this website are just a selection of the client work we've done. We'll work with you to clarify the brief for your project and have established standards and processes that ensure we deliver on time, within budget and to the quality standards you need. Consultancy work is very different from being an employee: it requires a different skill set to manage a business and deal with the constant juggling act of running different projects simultaneously. But don't just take our word for it. Contact us for references - we are happy to supply client contact details for any of the work we've done and are confident that our track record speaks for itself.  We can also supply copies of our policies, insurance documentation and terms & conditions of business on request.


Knowledge and expertise:  Emma is a museum professional with 17 years of practitioner and consultancy experience across national, independent and local authority organisations. She brings a rare combination of curatorial, educational and management experience, underpinned by an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and a first class degree in Archaeology & History from Durham University. She's a Social Return on Investment practitioner and a qualified Prince2 practitioner. Emma's been an Associate of the Museums Association since 2000 and continually develops her expertise through training, research and a commitment to CPD. She also gives her time to support the museum profession as a mentor for the Museums Association's Associateship scheme and Deputy Chair of Trustees for the Group for Education in Museums (GEM).


Quality and value: in these challenging times, every penny counts. As far as we're concerned quality and value go hand in hand. We pride ourselves on a fast, efficient service and we always go the extra mile for our clients.  We're confident that our pricing is competitive, fair and transparent: we don't add in mysterious office or administration charges and we never consider a project complete until you're 100% happy with the outcomes.


A collaborative approach: for larger projects, we'll pull together a team of specialists with the right mix of skills and experience to achieve results.  We are lucky to work with some brilliant people including fellow consultants, oral historians, artists, film-makers and designers. We're committed to building capacity within the sector and often find that projects work best when we work with your staff in a supportive, mentoring relationship.  The most satisfying project is one in which you're not only happy with the work we've done, but feel that you and your staff have grown in confidence and developed new skills.


We're based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, with excellent transport links across the UK and Europe.

latest News


Adult Learning and the Cultural Sector
Conference at the Royal Armouries Museum on 17 November


First World War timeline
Online timeline shows how the Humber region experienced the First World War


HLF funding for Holocaust charity
Support for Holocaust Heritage & Learning Centre in Huddersfield