Support

Museum Development Officer

Essex has a designated Museum Development Officer (MDO) to support museums across the county. The MDO provides information and advice and offers practical support to museums in three key areas:

  • Organisational health
  • Collections management
  • Audience engagement

These areas can include support around governance, museum Accreditation, volunteer recruitment, income generation and fundraising, marketing, learning and conservation.

The role is hosted by Colchester + Ipswich Museums, and funded by SHARE Museums East, and Museums Essex. The current Essex MDO is Beth Wilkey. 

Support is also provided through:

  • Training – to find out more about upcoming training in our region (either organised by the MDO or by SHARE) see the Training page.
  • Heritage Engagement & Learning Group – The group provides a forum for education, learning and engagement professionals in Essex to learn, share, inspire and build their network – for more info, see the Engagement & Learning page.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to chat about your museum or heritage site and we will see what we can do to help! 

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