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Essex has a designated Museum Development Officer (MDO) to support museums across the county. The MDO provides information and advice and offers practical support to museums in three key areas:

  • Collections care
  • Organisational sustainability
  • Audience engagement

These areas can include support around governance, Accreditation, volunteer recruitment, income generation and fundraising, marketing, education and conservation.

The role is hosted by Colchester + Ipswich Museums, and funded by SHARE Museums East, and Museums Essex. The current Essex MDO is Beth Wilkey.

Beth Wilkey, current Essex MDO


Email: beth.wilkey@colchester.gov.uk

Colchester and Ipswich Museums
40 Heckworth Close
[Please note that museum staff are currently working from home and not checking post]

Twitter: @EssexMDO

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to chat about your museum or heritage site and we will see what we can do to help!