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 6.6 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


    Emmie Kell


    Emmie is the CEO of Cornwall Museums Partnership, leading on strategic planning and fundraising. Emmie has over 25 years of experience within the museum sector including working at the V&A, Somerset House, MOSI Manchester, and Thinktank Birmingham.

    Emmie works part time at Cornwall Museums Partnership and as a consultant, providing strategic advice to museums across the UK.

    Emmie is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, a qualified coach and was the Arts Council England Museums Clore Fellow in 2014/15.

    She is also a board member of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.

    Emmie works Monday - Thursday and can be reached at

  • Jenny Opie

    Finance Manager

    Jenny Opie

    Finance Manager

    Jenny is the Finance Manager for the Museums Partnership. Jenny’s role is to manage the budgets and finances of the partnership. A Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Jenny is a specialist in charity finances after obtaining a diploma in Charity Accounting.

    After training in Birmingham, Jenny gained extensive accounting experience working for a variety of small to medium sized business throughout the Midlands and the South West.

    Jenny works Mondays and Tuesdays and can be reached at

  • Bryony Robins

    Museum Development Officer

    Bryony Robins

    Museum Development Officer

    Bryony is Cornwall’s Museum Development Officer. She provides access to professional advice and guidance, to enable museums to achieve sustainable improvements and maximize their benefits to audiences and their communities.

    Having trained in the arts, Bryony became interested in museums through an appreciation of how cultural activities engage and enrich people’s lives. Bryony is particularly interested in how this enables us to make connections with our heritage, creativity, and sense of place. She is a trustee for The Leach Pottery and member of the steering group of the Contemporary Studio Pottery subject specialist network. Bryony is undertaking a Clore Fellowship 2018-19. The Clore Fellowship is a unique programme of cultural leadership development that seeks to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement.

    Previously, Bryony was responsible for the development of a £5.5m HLF funded museum transformation project. She also has experience within museum development of overseeing regional programmes in digital engagement and learning, which took place at Museums Sheffield, MLA East Midlands and Renaissance East Midlands.

    Bryony works Monday - Friday and can be reached at

  • Clare Pennington

    Resilience Programme Manager

    Clare Pennington

    Resilience Programme Manager

    Clare is the Resilience Programme Manager for Cornwall Museums Partnership. Clare has extensive experience in business and marketing, having run her own Landscape Architecture company for over 15 years, with studios in Hampshire and Cornwall.

    Clare manages the Resilience Programme, which has been developed in partnership with South West Museum Development, to help museums across the South West learn new skills that will help them to thrive within today’s challenging economy.

    Prior to joining the Partnership, Clare has used her own personal business experience to support charities and museums with business planning and fundraising projects.

    Clare works Monday - Friday and can be reached at

  • Jenna Marrion

    NPO Programme Manager

    Jenna Marrion

    NPO Programme 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

  • Amy Shakespeare

    wAVE Community Project Manager

    Amy Shakespeare

    wAVE Community Project 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 and South West Museums Association Rep, and was a Clore Emerging Leader in 2019. In her spare time, she is completing a Masters in Heritage and Interpretation.

    Amy works Monday - Friday and can be reached at

  • Dr Jenny Lee

    Digital Coordinator

    Dr Jenny Lee

    Digital Coordinator

    Jenny is the Digital Coordinator for the Museums Partnership. A lover of all things technological, Jenny is particularly suited to her role, as she oversees and coordinates digital projects in museums and archives across Cornwall.

    Within her role, she helps to share skills and knowledge in the creation and use of digitalised content, helping others to share their resources on new platforms.

    Prior to this role, Jenny worked as the Digitisation Officer and then Collections Manager at the Telegraph Museum, helping to give her a first-hand insight into the creation of digital content.

    Previous to joining the Partnership, Jenny worked as a Historical Geography Lecturer at the University of Exeter, and in collections roles at Sentry Hill Historic House, the British Museum, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

    Jenny is currently on maternity leave, in her absence please email

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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