Jennie Crawford

Chief Operating Officer

Based in the Lake District, Jennie has worked in the museum sector for 18 years. She has enjoyed a portfolio career in leadership, programming, audience and workforce development, advocacy and fundraising roles for public and independent arts and heritage organisations.

Jennie created a regional museum development infrastructure recognised nationally for innovation at Renaissance North West. She has managed significant Arts Council funded partnership programmes; as original architect of Pennine Lancashire Museums, Manager of the Cumbria Museum Consortium and as Museum Accreditation Adviser. She is also an experienced activity planner and evaluator for National Lottery Heritage Fund projects.

As a freelancer/consultant, she has worked with a range of organisations to develop strategic plans, write funding applications, carry out research and feasibility studies and deliver organisational development and resilience programmes.

Jennie holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Toronto and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Manchester. She is currently the coordinator and national lead for of Museum Development UK.