Strategic & Creative Planning to Delivery

Gillian Waters Consultancy works with your audiences to establish the right cost-effective strategies and programmes for you.

From feasibility studies, analysis of your existing services and audiences, business planning, creating archives, to writing educational programmes, we work with you and your audiences to ensure that the programmes are fit for purpose.

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Fewston Assemblage 2014-2016.

Gillian is currently working on an exciting booklet on the Fewston Assemblage at Washburn Heritage Centre in Fewston. This booklet is the culmination of research by volunteers and archaeologists into the named and unnamed individuals who will be reinterred on 15 September 2016. To discover more about the Fewston Assemblage click here

Mansion House, York, 2014

Gillian was delighted to work with the Mansion House in York, a unique 18th century purpose built dwelling for the Lord Mayor of York. The Mansion House is currently seeking Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funding for an exciting restoration project which includes a working18th century kitchen and displaying York's unique civic gold and silver collection.

Gillian worked on the Activity Plan for the Mansion House HLF bid. She researched the house and its collections, mapped the key concepts of the collections against the new National Curriculum and, working with students from York University and St. John's University York, created a range of activities for formal education groups. She also piloted activities with different groups, ranging from holiday activities for children to courses for adults. She gathered, evaluated and analysed information from the Mansion House audiences including focus groups, questionnaires and public Open Days to support the HLF bid and determine the audience profile. Gillian created a Learning Policy for the Mansion House and created the Activity and Action Plans.

To discover more about The Mansion House, York, see here.

Washburn Heritage Centre Archive 2012-5

Gillian is delighted to be working on the Washburn Heritage Centre Archive, based in Fewston, which includes over 5,000 images of the Washburn Valley, as well as papers, documents and artefacts illustrating the complex history of the valley. She has set up the framework for the archive, in discussion with the centre and has populated the cataloguing system.

Gillian is continuing to archive the exhibitions and new donations to the archive and is working with a group of volunteers to add further detail to the electronic catalogue. You can find out more about the Washburn Heritage Centre here.

W.R. Mitchell Archive - an Oral History Collection 2012-13

Gillian worked on the W.R. Mitchell Archive, a 12 month HLF project, she managed the recruitment and organisation of over 40 volunteers from a range of backgrounds, remotely and face-to-face, including students and senior citizens, as well as managing partnerships with Bradford University, local organisations and the local community.

She also planned the development of the on-line archive, promoted the oral history project through talks, worked with local schools on dialect workshops and created the content for the website. You can find out more at WR Mitchell Archive