As a seasoned museum professional with experience of public and charitable governance models, Vanessa can provide an objective overview of performance and help formulate improvement strategies through advice, mentoring and training.  Recent work includes working with a group of small and medium sized independent museums on forward planning, facilitating workshops for museum trustees to clarify their role and assist with strategic planning, supporting a museum to develop an organisational improvement agenda and business plan, and facilitating discussions between a group of local authorities who wish to develop joint museum services.

Vanessa can deliver training workshops in organisational visioning and service planning, collections rationalisation and disposals, mentoring, personal assertiveness and dealing with challenging people/situations, museum ethics, fundraising, and a general introduction to the museum sector.

Clients include SHARE Museums East; the Local Government Association; the Museum of Cambridge; Long Shop Museum, Leiston, Suffolk; Regional Museum Development for London; University of Cambridge Museums.