After 13 years as a museum consultant I've decided it's finally time for something new. As of 3 April I am taking up a new job - I'm going to be working for the Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association as the director of their new, HLF-supported Heritage and Learning Centre to be based at the University of Huddersfield. The project was awarded £604,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund in June last year to secure the legacy of Holocaust survivors living in Yorkshire.
This is an exciting new role and something I'm very much looking forward to. It was a tough decision to make the shift from freelance to employed work but I am ready for change. My first task will be to manage the capital development of the new Centre, which involves creating a new exhibition, building the collection and establishing a wide range of partnerhsips both within the university, nationally and internationally. It's the kind of role that doesn't come along very often, and certainly one that I couldn't have done as a freelancer.
I plan to keep this website 'live' as a record of my freelance work over the last 13 years and will use the blog for updates on the new role. I have loved being freelance, it's brought opportunities that would probably not have been available to me otherwise, but it's time to take the next step.
Many thanks to all the clients, associates and partners I have worked with over the years. It's been an absolute pleasure.