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 for CMP 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 part time for the partnership 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 full time 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 works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings 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 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.

    Clare works full time 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

  • Chloe Hughes

    Engagement Lead

    Chloe Hughes

    Engagement Lead

    Chloe leads the engagement programme for Cornwall Museums Partnership, supporting more people to have great experiences in museums through learning and community projects.

    She has a background in professional and community arts development and has led on the creation and delivery of a range of small, medium and large scale arts projects for artists, arts organisations and development agencies. Chloe has experience of developing creative projects with children and young people as well as with a wide range of underrepresented groups including groups deemed vulnerable or at risk and those with shared experience of unemployment, substance abuse and mental health issues.

    She supports the partnership with a range of creative partnership projects including those working with artists and arts organisations. She is an Arts Award advisor and currently supporting the development of the new Young Curators programme for young people at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum.

    In 2017 she took part in the MA Transformers programme looking at ways of increasing the diversity of the sector and she is also a Fun Palace ambassador.

    Chloe works full time and can be reached at

  • Amy Shakespeare

    Marketing and Impact Officer

    Amy Shakespeare

    Marketing and Impact Officer

    Amy is the Marketing and Impact Officer for Cornwall Museums Partnership. She manages all of our marketing activity and evaluation to increase support for museums in Cornwall and the development of our products and services.

    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, Tin Coast, and the West Cornwall portfolio. She also previously served as the Communications Lead on the SWFed of Museums board.

    In her spare time, Amy is completing a Masters in Heritage and Interpretation.

    Amy works full time and can be reached at

  • Kai Caban

    Business Administration Apprentice

    Kai Caban

    Business Administration Apprentice

    Kai is the Business Administration apprentice for Cornwall Museums Partnership and has various roles within the partnership but mainly focuses on finances, working alongside Jenny, our finance manager.

    Having completed his GCSE’s Kai went on to study business with Truro College for a year, before being appointed by Cornwall Museums Partnership as their new apprentice.

    Kai is a qualified Level 7 referee for the Football Association and has had various roles in a wide field of jobs, ranging from wood flooring to events organisation. He has always had a business background, and hopes to develop his business skills whilst working with the partnership. Following his apprenticeship, he hopes to study business at higher levels of education.

    Kai works Monday - Thursday and can be reached at

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