Current & recent clients

We are lucky to be commissioned by a wonderful range of arts and heritage clients across the West Midlands and beyond. Even during this lockdown period, we had plenty of work to keep us busy!

Evaluation work

  • University of Leeds: evaluation of the Dialect & Heritage oral history collection and documentation project in partnership with 5 rural or open-air museums (NLHF, 2020-2022)
  • University of Birmingham and Library of Birmingham: evaluation of the Everything to Everybody project with 30 community partners, focussed on the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library and George Dawson collections(NLHF, 2020-2023)
    Delivered in association with Durnin Research Ltd, Collett Consultancy and Clear Picture Productions.
  • Museums Worcestershire: evaluation of From The Art Gallery With Love (ACE Covid 19 Emergency Fund) digital art commissioning and engagement programme; and No One Left Behind, a county-wide programme of sectoral development training and consultancy (Historic England CV19 Emergency Fund, 2020-21)
  • Severn Valley Railway: evaluation of the restoration of the Falling Sands Viaduct and associated activity plan (NLHF, 2019-2022) and of the restoration of locomotive 4930: Hagley Hall (2022). Delivered in association with Durnin Research Ltd.
  • Ingestre Orangery: evaluation of the Orangery restoration, redevelopment and associated activity plan (NLHF, 2019-2022)
  • Birmingham Museums Trust: evaluation of Minibrum, the STEM-focussed interactive galleries at Thinktank, co-produced with Early Years children (Wellcome Trust, 2020-2021)
  • Ironbridge Coracle Trust: evaluation of Coracle Shed restoration and associated activity plan (ACE and NLHF, 2020-2022)

Research and development work

  • Orchestra of the Swan: research towards and formative evaluation of the creation of a training and support framework for music practitioners’ delivering Health & Wellbeing activity for people with dementia
  • West Midlands Museums Development (WMMD): delivery of Bid-writing training webinars and one-to-one mentoring for regional museums and galleries
  • Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings: Quinquennial Audience Survey, including volunteer training, longitudinal research and new consultation (2020-2021)