Our sector is diverse, with individuals working in museums as employees or volunteers and with museums as freelancers and consultants.
During the week of 13 to 19 June, as we approach #NationalFreelancersDay on Thursday 16 June, we want to celebrate all things freelancing. As part of this, we’ve spoken to freelancers and consultants who work in different areas of museum practice, and we’re sharing their insights about what freelancing means for them and what it might mean for you.
Q&A with museum freelancers
“Working freelance requires a very different mindset to working as an employee”
“Social media is full of people saying they've made lots of money in their first year. Do not believe a word of it!”
“I would never have had such a broad expanse of opportunities if I had worked in a museum”
Lyndsey is a freelance museum and heritage consultant who supports organisations to develop creative projects for diverse audiences
Eric founded Barker Langham in 2005 and has led the company’s evolution into one of the world’s leading cultural practices
Colin is a freelance consultant specialising in improving the visitor experience for museums, galleries and historic properties and sites