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 doesn’t it? One day the gallery is full of stuff, the next it’s all changed and looking flawless. But what happens in between? The answer, in short, is lots. In long, it is still ‘lots’ but we can go into a…