About us

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 4.4 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, leading on strategic planning and fundraising. Emmie has over 20 years of experience within the museum sector including working at the V&A, Somerset House, MOSI Manchester, and Thinktank Birmingham.

    Prior to joining the Museum’s Partnership, Emmie worked as a consultant, providing strategic advice to museums across the UK. She also advised and co-authored the Cornwall Museums Strategy.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 member of the steering group of the Contemporary Studio Pottery subject specialist network.

    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.

  • 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. Jenny is on secondment from the Telegraph Museum, where she works as Collections Manager for three days a week.

    Prior to this role, Jenny worked as the Digitisation Officer 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.

  • Clare Pennington

    Catalyst Skills Programme Manager

    Clare Pennington

    Catalyst Skills Programme Manager

    Clare is Catalyst Skills 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 Catalyst Programme, which has been developed to help museums across Cornwall learn new skills that will help them to thrive within today’s challenging economy. Together with Yiota, Clare is helping to uncover the areas where museums are looking for help and provide this support to them.

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

  • Yiota Liopetriti

    Catalyst Skills Programme Coordinator

    Yiota Liopetriti

    Catalyst Skills Programme Coordinator

    Yiota is the Catalyst Programme Coordinator for Cornwall Museums Partnership. Her role within the organisation supports the running of the Catalyst programme with everything from marketing and promotion, to the day-to-day administration of the project.

    With a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and an MSc in Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management, Yiota is now working alongside museums in Cornwall to ensure the maximisation of their fundraising skills.

    During her studies, Yiota has been active in youth work as well as voluntary work in the arts and heritage sector.

  • Jenna Marrion

    MPM Project Manager

    Jenna Marrion

    MPM Project Manager

    Jenna Marrion is the Project Manager for the MPM Project (0.5). She is working alongside our MPM partners in delivering the key objectives and outputs for the project.
    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 different partners on a number of community-engagement and support projects.

  • Hayley Buscombe

    Community Projects Coordinator

    Hayley Buscombe

    Community Projects Coordinator

    Hayley is the Community Projects Coordinator for the Partnership. She works across key community projects and supports the Community Engagement Officer.

    Hayley has 12 years experience in the heritage sector working as museum, learning and community officers across the Southwest in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

    Prior to this, she was a primary school teacher for eleven years. She has worked with families, schools, home educators, intervention centres, alternative provision academies, care homes, Women's Institutes and other adult groups and has worked collaboratively with artists, museums, galleries and other heritage and arts organisations.

  • You?

    You?

    We are always interested to hear from people with the right experience and a passion for doing things differently in the heritage sector. Contact us to find out about our latest positions.