Are you working in the museums and heritage industry and use English in your day to day life? Perhaps you have to research and write reports, give tours and presentations or attend conferences related to your specialism. Increasingly, you’re finding that you need a high level of English comprehension to be able to express yourself and enhance your reputation within the sector.
Perhaps you’re studying Archaeology, History or Museum Studies and a lot of your sources, or even a part of your course, are in English? You’d like to feel that your English level will help your career to progress and give you the confidence to move forward with your goals.
If this sounds like you, I can help!
With my assistance, you can significantly improve your English communication skills. Your colleagues/clients will be able to understand you clearly. You will be able to expand your subject specialist English vocabulary and expressions. This means you’ll know exactly what to say in those important moments, rather than having to spend endless hours learning grammar and words that you’ll never use.
I will build the confidence that enables you to participate in meetings or conferences and write professional emails, reports, papers and articles in English. With my help, you will have the confidence to give presentations, talks and tours in English that are both accurate and engaging for a variety of audiences and you will be able to handle any tricky questions. You will know how to use your knowledge and your own voice to present your authentic self.
I offer a number of courses to meet your needs, so if you think I can be of any help, please book a free 30 min strategy session with me. We will take this time to better understand your current situation and future goals and to see if I can give you some advice.
My Professional Background
As Curator of Decorative Art, I was responsible for Sheffield Museum’s collections of glass, ceramic, arms and armour, Chinese ivories and most significantly, the Designated Collection of Metalwork. This collection contains over 16,000 items, including one of the most comprehensive collections of cutlery in the world.
In addition I was responsible for the World Cultures collections from 2012, containing over 2000 objects from Africa, America, Asia and Oceania.
The role involved the acquisition, documentation, research, display, storage and interpretation of these collections. I am experienced in giving presentations, talks, tours and training on collections to a wide variety of visitors, museum colleagues and specialists groups. I have worked on a number of large scale museum gallery development projects and regularly delivered new displays and exhibitions, often working with national and international partners.
As an English teacher I have helped hundreds of students over the last three years to improve their English communication and presentation skills. These have included a ceramics conservator, several tour guides and an Arts and Cultural Leadership MA student, all working in the heritage industry across the globe.