Drawing on 16 years of experience in heritage and culture, I bring a fresh perspective with an innovative approach, an independent mind and an international reputation for exhibition interpretation, research, writing and strategic planning including audience development and business planning.
Having worked with a range of world-class organisations, national museums and small, independent culture and heritage sites, and with a background in cultural strategy and funding, I can provide a unique service and set of skills.
Creating engaging, exciting, accessible and sustainable projects that inspire audiences, and meet the needs of a range of stakeholders with different requirements, from funders and sponsors to subject experts and approval boards.
Claire Henry Consulting Ltd. is based in Central London, with an extensive network of contacts across the UK and abroad. I can work independently or put together a tailored team to deliver you needs.
Please get in touch if you have a project you’d like to discuss.
Interpretation Planning – Fostering creative, collaborative and close working relationships to deliver exceptional exhibitions: Extensive experience in managing all aspects of the interpretation planning process, content research, supporting evaluation, recruiting, briefing and managing designers to ensure the ethos and interpretive objectives of the project are delivered.
Project Management – For exhibition development, strategic planning and business planning: Bringing a deep understanding of the unique character, ethos and brand of an organisation and the different roles of the team, and managing projects responsively to ensure they are delivered on time and on budget while allowing the creative potential to flourish.
Strategic Planning – Supporting clients in reviewing existing plans in need of a clear narrative direction to meet the needs of organisations, audiences and stakeholders: Working with experts including economists, learning specialists, curators, designers and architects to develop plans that are achievable, sustainable and unique to each organisation, delivering clearly defined goals.
Writing – Including research papers, strategy documents and interpretive text for exhibition, interactives and print. Prioritising brevity, accuracy and a good, clear, engaging and interesting story!