Meet the Team

Cornwall Museums Partnership is a charity that exists to support museums in Cornwall. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We help museums to work together helping create a strong voice for heritage here in Cornwall.

The CMP Team is made up of 8 FTEs. We support museums to do the things that they might find difficult to do on their own. This includes advocacy, audience development, fundraising, and workforce development.  Find out more about the services we offer.

  • Emmie Kell (she/her)

    CEO

    Emmie Kell (she/her)

    CEO

    Emmie is the CEO of Cornwall Museums Partnership. Emmie leads on strategic planning, regional and national advocacy and fundraising for Cornwall Museums Partnership. She is a member of the University of Exeter’s Heritage Advisory Board.

    With over 25 years of experience within the museum sector including working at the V&A, Somerset House, MOSI Manchester, and Thinktank Birmingham, Emmie is a qualified coach, an experienced leadership mentor and trainer with a particular interest in governance, partnerships and collaborative leadership.

    Emmie is a Fellow of the RSA and was the Arts Council England Museums Clore Fellow in 2014/15.

  • Jenna Marrion (she/her)

    Data and Insight Manager

    Jenna Marrion (she/her)

    Data and Insight Manager

    Jenna is CMP’s Data and Insight Manager. The main focus of her role is to develop a data-driven culture within the charity, to ensure that all our decisions and reports are based on accurate evidence.

    She has been with CMP since its inception and is now enjoying working in her third role for the charity. She previously managed the MPM Programme and the NPO Programme, working alongside the two consortia of partner museums in delivering key objectives and outputs.

    Jenna has worked in a variety of marketing and project management roles for a diverse range of organisations; including the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Natural England, Active Cornwall and Oxford Innovation.

    Working mainly on European or government funded programmes within the creative, cultural and heritage sectors, she has experience of working with a broad range of partners on community-engagement and support projects.

    Jenna works on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and can be reached at jenna@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Robert Townsend (he/him)

    Finance Manager

    Robert Townsend (he/him)

    Finance Manager

    Robert is the Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Finance Manager and joined in June 2020. Robert is a qualified accountant with over 30 years' experience in commercial financial roles, covering retail, manufacturing, charities and hospitality.

    Robert has been based in London, Belgium and the south coast and for the last 20 years in Cornwall. He has three children in education and has held governor roles in primary and secondary schools, and is very much looking forward to finding out about and working with Cornish museums.

    Robert is a reluctant part-time runner and enthusiastic petrol head.

    Robert works Monday to Wednesday and can be reached at robert@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Phil Jones (he/him)

    Innovation Manager

    Phil Jones (he/him)

    Innovation Manager

    As the Innovation Manager, Phil leads on the research and development arm of Cornwall Museums Partnership. After completing his degree in Software Engineering in Brighton, he returned home to Cornwall and spent over 15 years in the EdTech sector.

    During this time, he has completed large scale projects and won awards for projects as diverse as a 1:1 iPad to student scheme and putting a teddy bear into space. Passionate about all forms of new technology, Phil is constantly looking for ways to make digital bridges over physical barriers.

    A proud Cornish-American, in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his children, cinema, running and American Football.

    Phil works Monday to Friday and can be reached at phil@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Stephanie Clemens (she/her)

    Museum Development Officer

    Stephanie Clemens (she/her)

    Museum Development Officer

    Stephanie is the Museum Development Officer for Cornwall, funded by SW Museum Development and Cornwall Council. She provides support and advice to all museums in Cornwall, especially those led by volunteers and smaller teams.

    With a degree in Classics and an MA in Museum Studies, Stephanie is passionate about collections management and has been a Registrar for both the Royal Cornwall Museum and the National Trust, having moved to Cornwall from Stockport. She has Cornish roots and has taken the opportunity to research her family history using Cornwall’s fantastic archives.

    In her spare time, Stephanie tries to spend as much time outside, making the most of Cornwall’s beautiful countryside and climate. When not walking or exploring, she is an enthusiastic but unskilled gardener.

    Stephanie works Monday to Friday and can be reached at stephanie@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk.

  • Jody Woolcock (she/her)

    Marketing and Impact Officer

    Jody Woolcock (she/her)

    Marketing and Impact Officer

    Jody is the Marketing and Impact Officer of Cornwall Museums Partnership and spends her time developing, coordinating and managing marketing campaigns to help increase support for museums, as well as increasing participation in CMP’s partnership services. Jody works on various projects and looks after the CMP social media pages and website.

    Working previously in the marketing department of a predominantly rural based insurance company, and through living in Cornwall her entire life, Jody has a great interest and keenness to learn more of the county and its surrounding heritage.

    Jody spends her free time walking and blogging about her beloved Cornwall and is the founder of walking group, Cornish Ramblings.

    Jody works Monday - Friday and can be reached at jody@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Celine Elliott (she/her)

    Engagement Lead

    Celine Elliott (she/her)

    Engagement Lead

    Celine is Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Engagement Lead. Having joined in 2019, Celine leads our programme of engagement support for museums in Cornwall and Scilly.

    With a degree in Fine Arts and a decade of experience in Youth and Community Work, Celine enrolled on an MA in Museums, Galleries & Heritage Studies; she now applies her creative and community-centered approach to the sector.

    Having gained experience working with collections in the north, returning to Cornwall has allowed Celine to focus her attention on the diverse and inspirational organisations which make up the museum community in the region.

    Celine works Monday - Friday and can be reached at celine@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Charlotte Morgan (she/her)

    Collaborative Programmes Manager

    Charlotte Morgan (she/her)

    Collaborative Programmes Manager

    Charlotte is the Collaborative Programmes Manager for CMP. She is responsible for the NPO portfolio of work, as well as fundraising, development of new commissioned programmes and leading the programmes team.

    Charlotte has a degree in Ancient History from Swansea University and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and is currently undertaking the Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA).

    Previously, Charlotte has experience of museum management, volunteer management, community programming, and governance. She has experience of securing a range of funding, and working with a breadth of partners and stakeholders. She will be applying this experience to her role, supporting the NPO portfolio and the long-term strategy of CMP.

    In her spare time, Charlotte supports feminist work and enjoys being outdoors and baking.

    Charlotte works Monday to Friday and can be reached at charlotte@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Karen Little (she/her)

    Office Manager

    Karen Little (she/her)

    Office Manager

    Karen is the Office Manager for Cornwall Museums Partnership and ensures the smooth running of office systems and procedures. As well as supporting Emmie in her role as CEO, Karen keeps the office compliant with current regulations and best practice whilst also being a first point of contact for visitors and callers.

    Karen has a drama degree and following a period as a physical theatre practitioner moved into administration. Most recently working in an inner-city primary school as the Business Manager, she has extensive experience as an Office/Business Manager in the charitable and education sectors.

    Karen works Monday - Friday and can be reached at karen@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Ellie Smith (she/her)

    Innovation Officer

    Ellie Smith (she/her)

    Innovation Officer

    Ellie is the Innovation Officer, currently working full time on various administrative aspects of the wAVE project, after completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship and Diploma in Business Administration last year.

    Ellie has recently graduated from Exeter University with a BA Honours Degree in History. Her studies focussed on social history and gender history; in particular, the role that historical popular culture has played in the binary construction of subordinate femininity and superordinate masculinity. This interest in social history has prompted her focus on the role the Heritage and Culture Sector plays in increasing understanding of diversity in the modern day.

    Alongside her school and university studies, Ellie has completed a work placement at the American Museum in Bath, been employed as a Specialist for Apple and a Supervisor for St Austell Brewery. During her apprenticeship at CMP, Ellie hopes to adopt a greater understanding of the heritage sector – ultimately focussing on how projects can promote accessibility for, and increase the diversity of, museum visitors.

  • Natalie Chapman (she/her)

    Marketing Intern

    Natalie Chapman (she/her)

    Marketing Intern

    Natalie is the Marketing Intern for Cornwall Museums Partnership, joining the team full time to support and work closely alongside Jody, the Marketing and Impact Officer, on an array of marketing tasks. In particular, she will be responsible for the CMP social media channels, distributing newsletters as well as regularly updating the website and blog.

    Natalie recently graduated with a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Her final year studies focussed primarily on Latin and Greek literature and interdisciplinary historical studies on topics such as Mussolini’s Rome and the concept of nature in the ancient and modern thought.

    In her spare time Natalie enjoys baking and cooking, learning new languages, exploring in nature and arts and crafts. In particular, she is a keen supporter of feminist and environmental activist groups, remotely volunteering in her spare time for the environmental organisation Climatalk.

    Natalie’s previous professional experience has involved working as a tour guide at the historic house on Althorp Estate as well as events and project management experience from her time at University such as organising her college Freshers’ Week and May Ball. During her internship at CMP Natalie hopes to develop a more thorough understanding of the heritage sector, particularly from a marketing perspective; and to focus on increasing engagement through her work on social media and communications.

  • Magali Guastalegnanne (she/her)

    wAVE Digital Marketing Intern

    Magali Guastalegnanne (she/her)

    wAVE Digital Marketing Intern

    Magali is the wAVE Digital Marketing Intern, a project which aims to create virtual, augmented, and immersive heritage experiences alongside local engagement activities. This helps museums to create new ways of engaging with history, as well as to access wider and higher value tourist markets. Magali will be handling the social media, newsletters, and blog for the wAVE project. She will also be working on MIN’s (Museums Immersive Network) social media and newsletters, a network aimed at supporting and furthering the use of immersive technology in museums.

    Magali recently graduated from Durham University with a BA in English Literature. Her dissertation was on magical realism in English literature, focusing on multi-culturalism and migration and how this is reflected in the genre. She has also worked on historical recreation drama in her free time at Durham University.

    Magali’s previous experience includes working as a marketing intern at AviAssist Foundation (a non-profit flight safety training company). Through her internship, she is aiming to further her knowledge about the heritage sector from a business perspective, as well as to develop skills in managing the project’s marketing and work collaboratively with teams both internal and external to CMP.