The world of archives and heritage is pretty massive and there is lots you can do within it. I love getting creative, meeting new people, projects and collections. If you’ve got some work in mind or even if you aren’t sure of what you’d like to do, browse the information on the main services I provide below.
Where I cannot provide what you need, I will do my best to put you in touch with someone who may be better able to help you.
Start-Ups Are you thinking of creating an archive of your organisation or perhaps your community but aren’t sure where to start, what procedures to put in place, what documentation you need and which other organisations can help you? I provide practical advice on starting up archives. I’m also more than happy to do it for you, creating box lists, policies and procedures tailored to your needs.
Health Checks Have you set up an archive and want a qualified professional to cast an eye over your procedures, storage and collections to make sure you are on track? Perhaps you are thinking of what steps you can take next to develop your heritage assets? I provide “health checks” for your collections and will work with you to develop a forward plan that will help maximise its potential.
Projects Thinking of applying for funding to commence an archive project? Perhaps you need an archivist for an already funded project? I’ve worked on many funded stand-alone projects and can help you deliver a project to be proud of.
Cataloguing Do you have a collection that is uncatalogued or otherwise inaccessible but really want to gain control of it? I will catalogue your collections in accordance with best practice.
Talks & Workshops I love delivering workshops on all of the above and more. My repertoire seems to grow constantly so do get in touch for a chat. All will be tailored to your specific needs.
If what you are thinking of is not listed here or you would like more information on any of these services then please fill in the contact form on the Consultancy page. I am more than happy to chat about what you have in mind. Initial discussion meetings are free of any charge.