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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

    CEO

    Emmie Kell

    CEO

    Emmie is the CEO of Cornwall Museums Partnership and a board member of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership where she is chair of the Creative Industries Taskforce.

    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

    Data & Insight Manager

    Jenna Marrion

    Data & Insight Manager

    Jenna Marrion is the Programme Manager for our portfolio of NPO work. She works alongside our consortium of partner museums in delivering the key objectives and outputs for the programme.

    With a degree in Language & Communications from Cardiff University, 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, the Cornwall Sports Partnership 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 a number of community-engagement and support projects.

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

  • Robert Townsend

    Finance Manager

    Robert Townsend

    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

  • Stephanie Clemens

    Museum Development Officer

    Stephanie Clemens

    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.

  • Amy Shakespeare

    Innovation Manager

    Amy Shakespeare

    Innovation Manager

    Amy is the Project Manager for the wAVE Immersive Experiences in Museums Project, funded by the Coastal Communities Fund. Working in partnership with Falmouth University and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, the project will create augmented and virtual experiences at five museums in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

    During her History degree at the University of Exeter, Amy worked at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. After graduating, she went on to work for the National Trust in visitor experience at Godolphin, the Tin Coast, and the West Cornwall portfolio. She originally joined the CMP team in 2018 as our Marketing and Impact Officer.

    Amy is a trustee for Kids in Museums, Young Trustees Movement Champion, and was a Clore Emerging Leader funded by Historic England in 2019. She recently completed a MA in Heritage and Interpretation, and was awarded the Professor Susan Pearce Prize for her dissertation, ‘What If We Want To Give It Back? The Potential of Democratising the Repatriation Process in Britain’.

    Amy works Monday - Friday and can be reached at amy@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

  • Jody Woolcock

    Marketing and Impact Officer

    Jody Woolcock

    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 Elliot

    Engagement Lead

    Celine Elliot

    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

    Collaborative Programmes Manager

    Charlotte Morgan

    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

    Office Manager

    Karen Little

    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

    wAVE Digital Project Administrator Apprentice

    Ellie Smith

    wAVE Digital Project Administrator Apprentice

    Ellie is the wAVE Digital Project Administrator Apprentice, working full time on various administrative aspects of the wAVE project, as well as working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship and Diploma in Business Administration.

    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.