What I’ve learned about looking after volunteers

In all of my jobs, I manage volunteers. In some of my roles, this management is more hands on than in others. Recently I was looking after (curating?) a team of around 100 volunteers for a charity that does a lot of work with museums, galleries and other cultural and heritage sites, helping them respond…

London Volunteers in Museums Awards 2012

London has more museums than any other major city; there are big ones, little ones and many more in between. Last night I was lucky enough to be in attendance at a swanky soiree at the Museum of London to celebrate the most important people in London’s museums. Not the Neil Macgregors, but the people…

One Hundred and One Cartoonists: The Making of an Exhibition

Have you ever wondered how an exhibition comes together? It always seems so effortless doesnโ€™t it? One day the gallery is full of stuff, the next itโ€™s all changed and looking flawless. But what happens in between? The answer, in short, is lots. In long, it is still โ€˜lotsโ€™ but we can go into a…