I am delighted to be joining the Age Friendly Museums Network as the Network’s new Coordinator. I would like to thank the Baring Foundation for their continued funding and support of the Age Friendly Museum Network for the next two years.
My background is working with a diverse range of audiences and communities in museums and heritage settings in London and Bath, Somerset. I have also trained in Fine Art and Arts and Heritage Management. Most recently I managed an intergenerational partnership project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund with the Museum of Croydon.
I am passionate about the contribution older people can make to our collective cultural and civic life, both as participants and collaborators. The benefits to the individual, our organisations and wider society deserve our fullest commitment to ensure they are realised to their widest extent. As Coordinator of the Age Friendly Museums Network, I aim to enable practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds to participate, learn, share and contribute expertise and experiences within the network in a collaborative, accessible and of course friendly way.
I look forward to meeting members of the network over the coming two years and hope that the network can continue to reach out to new members and to inspire and support existing members in best practice.