Emma evaluated the impact of the National Media Museum's Scooby-Doo themed family activities during the recent October half-term.
Emma worked with the Museum of London's museum development team to evaluate their self-assessment and peer review programme, Survive and Thrive.
We've just completed a new Teacher's Kit for Housesteads Roman Fort, English Heritage's flagship site on Hadrian's Wall
Emma and heritage consultant Ali Bodley were commissioned by MLA to review the Curatorial Adviser scheme in England, in light of changes to Accreditation. Their research and recommendations form the basis of the new Museum Mentor scheme launched in October 2011.
Emma worked with Melton Carnegie Museum to research and write an evaluation report on their recent HLF-funded redevelopment.
Stories of the World is the largest youth participation project ever delivered by museums. Emma is working with Collections Trust to revise and develop the evaluation framework for the programme, in order to capture compelling evidence of the impact of the programme on participants, audiences and organisations.
Precious Cargo was an ambitious project in which 15 Yorkshire museums reinterpreted their World collections in partnership with young people and community groups. Emma supported the partners in evaluating the project. Precious Cargo was managed by Renaissance Yorkshire as part of the Stories of the World 2012 cultural project.
Emma has written new teachers' packs for two of English Heritage's most fascinating northern sites, Carlisle and Warkworth Castles, that will enable groups visiting as part of the English Heritage free school visits scheme to make best use of the sites.
Emma was delighted to work with English Heritage again after developing a successful schools programme at Whitby Abbey. This time it's Conisbrough's unique medieval castle providing the focus for a series of Discovery Visits for school groups and a new Step Inside Guide for family learners.
Emma worked with English Heritage to develop a new, hands-on Discovery Visit to help schools explore this iconic and atmospheric site. Pupils learn about the medieval abbey-builders, handle mystery objects and find out what punishment would be meted out to a monk who dared to talk on the way to mass!
Emma managed a Campaign! Make an Impact project with the Thackray Museum and Primrose High School. Students created their own creative campaigns, inspired by the story of the campaign to make contraception accessible in the 1920s.
Hadrian's Wall is part of the 'Frontiers of the Roman Empire' World Heritage Site, the only transnational World Heritage Site currently in existence. Emma worked with the Hadrian's Wall Education Forum and heritage consultant Alison Bodley to create a four-year business plan for learning across the Wall.
Emma managed a partnership project for the UK Medical Collections Group. Six museums worked with community groups to create their own films inspired by the museum collections.
Emma worked with Edinburgh-based company The Sport and Leisure Consultancy to develop and pilot a Quality Improvement System for museums across Scotland. The system builds on the Scottish government's How Good Is Our Culture and Sport? framework and will result in a final version to be rolled out across all local authorities in Scotland.
Emma developed an exciting new website for the Leeds-based Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association. The site, www.holocaustlearning.org, contains filmed interviews with Holocaust survivors, digital archive materials and classroom activities.
Emma worked with heritage consultant Alison Bodley to research and meet the development needs of curatorial advisers in the Yorkshire region. Curatorial advisers play a vital role in helping small museums achieve Accreditation. This work has been commissioned by Renaissance Yorkshire.
The LOtC Quality Badge was launched in February 2009. Museums and heritage sites are eligible to apply for the badge, which demonstrates that they meet a set of quality indicators for out of school learning. Emma is one of a small number of trainers accredited by GEM to support providers in making their applications.
The popular image of South Yorkshire's metalwork industry is that it disappeared in the 1980s. With the Living Metal project, Sheffield curators and makers aimed to prove that the city's metalworking traditions are alive and well. Emma worked with Museums Sheffield to evaluate this long term project to raise awareness of the contemporary metalwork scene in the city. Photo by Carl Rose.
Emma has been commissioned to repeat her 2009 research to identify the impact of the Museum Development Officer network in London. The outcomes will inform future strategic plans for museum development services in the capital.
Sheffield has one of the oldest and largest Yemeni communities in Britain. Emma worked with Museums Sheffield and Yemeni community members to evaluate the outcomes of a partnership project and exhibition held at Weston Park Museum in 2008. Photo by Tim Smith.
Emma recently stepped down from the role of Training Officer for the Yorkshire Federation of Museums and Galleries, a regional membership organisation for sector staff and volunteers. She initiated Museum Essentials, the Federation's flagship training programme, and managed the programme from 2008 to 2010.
Yorkshire museums including the Peace Museum, the Royal Armouries Museum, Lotherton Hall and York Nuclear Bunker worked with young people and conflict veterans in an exciting European partnership project about sharing memories of conflict. Emma managed the project together with oral history specialist Dr Tracy Craggs.