Session Overview

The second session will explore the next stages of exhibition planning and borrowing – how do you take your great exhibition idea, backed up with research and planning, and develop an effective strategy? This session will cover how to determine your objectives; agreeing key audiences; writing a compelling application for funding; and building internal support. You’ll hear tips and advice from programme managers to fundraisers, working across a variety of grant-giving organisations and museums.

Session 2 on-demand

Session 2 Speakers

Programme and Projects Officer, South West Museum 

Roz’s current role involves the design and delivery of regional programmes and special projects for Accredited museums in the south west of England. Previously she has worked with museums, commercial art galleries and with community groups with a visual arts focus. She is also a trustee of the Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG), serving as their Membership Officer.

Flora Craig, Head of Grants, Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £80 million annually. Working on all aspects of the Foundation’s grant-making, Flora has a specialist focus on arts, museums and heritage and education. Prior to working in grant making, Flora has over twenty five years’ experience working in the arts and cultural sector; championing education and fundraising at Modern Art Oxford, as Deputy Director at Camden Arts Centre leading their capital project and as Director of External Relations at the Crafts Council, promoting contemporary craft. She was also responsible for creating the House of Illustration working with Quentin Blake to create a permanent home for illustration.  An experienced consultant, she has also worked with a range of arts and education charities supporting their fundraising, business planning and sustainability.

Head of Trusts & Foundations, Imperial War Museums

Robert Moye has been Head of Trusts and Foundations at Imperial War Museums (IWM) since June 2016. He is responsible for fundraising from charitable trusts and foundations, statutory and public sources for capital and revenue projects across all five IWM sites. Following a £30m capital campaign, new Second World War Galleries, Holocaust Galleries and Learning Centres will open at IWM London in Autumn this year. During a twenty five year career in museums and galleries, Rob has also held positions at the Charles Dickens Museum, V&A Museum of Childhood, Museum of Modern Art Oxford and the Horniman Museum & Gardens.

Emma Coleman, Programme Manager, Art Fund

Emma Coleman is an arts and heritage professional with 12 years’ experience working with museums, galleries and archives. In 2015 Emma joined Art Fund, a national charity supporting the UK museums and galleries sector. As Programmes Manager, Emma oversees programmes and strategic partnerships focused on curatorial research and professional development, supporting museums and art professionals in accessing funding and opportunities.

Senior Curator, Museums of Worcestershire

Deborah Fox is the Senior Curator at Museums Worcestershire, a joint museum service between Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. Deborah oversees collections and interpretation across all the Museums Worcestershire sites, is joint secretary of the Society for Museum Archaeology, a committee member of CIfA Archaeological Archives Group and Honorary Curator of Worcestershire Archaeological Society.