Dr Abbey Ellis

Museum Experience

This page provides an an overview of my work in the museum sector, including my public engagement projects, curatorial experience, digital skills and previous visitor research projects.

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Visitor Engagement

I have supported museum visitors' experience in both front-of-house and back-of-house roles, directly engaging with visitors on the museum floor and managing daily operations, as well as producing written resources to guide their visits.

Creative Programming

I have a strong track record of generating collections-focused creative programs for audiences both young and old, encouraging engagement with museum objects in brand new ways.

Historic Statue
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Curatorial Work

I have been involved in numerous curation projects, working both independently and as part of a larger exhibition development team. I am skilled at exhibition design, producing interpretive text, and creating research-led yet accessible displays.

Talks & Tours

I am an experienced museum tour guide. I have strong public speaking skills and genuine passion for sharing my knowledge with wider audiences. I also deliver public lectures based around museum collections and my own research.

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Digital Skills

I have experience with numerous museum digitisation projects. I have trained in photogrammetry on the 3D Zephyr Programme and assisted with the digitisation of a collection of photographic slides.

I also have a good working knowledge of collections management software such as MuseumPlus, and competency with programs such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Canva, Microsoft Office, and video editing software.