Area and Nation Reps

Area groups are volunteer teams of museum and heritage learning professionals which coordinate local GEM networks and activities.

Area groups are volunteer teams of heritage learning professionals which coordinate local GEM networks and activities.

You can contact your area rep below or check out the training and events section for the latest events taking place in your area.

GEM is currently recruiting volunteer representatives for the West Midlands. If you are interested in finding out more and taking on this role, please get in touch with the following individual:

GEM West Midlands

Freelance Network

Sue Pope
Music, Arts, Heritage and Health Freelancer

Dr Ellie Pridgeon
Director, Consultant Archivist Ltd

East of England

Alison Giles
Education Officer
Burwell Museum & Windmill

Llewela Selfridge
Heritage Freelancer
Tel: 07910 074 166

East Midlands

Naomi Garnett
Learning Co-ordinator
National Centre for Citizenship & Law
Tel: 07702 847 972

Sally Bleasdale 
Education Manager
Lincoln Cathedral

Sally Sculthorpe (Parental Leave)
Schools Learning Manager
Postal Museum
Tel: 020 7239 2617

Frances Jeens
Interim Director
Jewish Museum London
Tel: 020 7284 7363

Tali Krikler
Freelance Learning and Participation Consultant
Tel: 07989 703029

North East

Morgan Fail
Assistant Learning Officer
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Tel: 0191 277 2183

Fran Gibbin
Assistant Learning Officer
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Tel: 0191 277 2181 

Joanne McKenna
Sill Learning Assistant
Northumberland National Park

North West

Mary Ann Lancaster
Freelance Heritage Practitioner
Heritage Associate
Tel: 01900 607 497

Victoria Grant
Family Programme Coordinator
Manchester Museum
Tel: 0161 306 1779

Sarah Cameron
Head of Heritage Learning
Carlisle Cathedral

Kirsty Mairs
Education Development Officer
Gallery Oldham
Tel: 0161 770 4643

Northern Ireland

Rachel McCance
Development Officer (Learning)
Northern Ireland Museums Council

Michael Fryer
Outreach Officer
Northern Ireland War Memorial

Rachel Toner
Visitor Engagement Officer
Armagh Robinson Library


Sue Healy
Heritage and Community Development Consultant
Tel: 07922 760027

Claire Munro
Learning and Access Manager
Scottish Maritime Museum
Tel: 01294 278 283

South East

Rosanna Heverin West (maternity leave)
Family Learning Coordinator
Royal Collection Trust
Tel: 4313 DD. 020 7024 5546

Holly Bee
PhD Student
School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Naomi Hudson
Museum Learning Officer
The Arbib Education Trust
Tel: 01753 214482

South West

Samuel Fieldhouse
Education and Community Manager
Wessex Archaeology
Tel: 07739 969626

Jack Shoulder
Learning Manager
English Heritage


Karin Molson
Learning Manager
Monmouth Museum
Tel: 01600 775 259

Hannah Sweetapple
Education and Events Officer
The Egypt Centre, Swansea University
Tel: 01792 602668

Ceri Williams
Learning and Engagement Manager
Oriel Ynys Môn

Sue Davies
National Heritage Lottery Consultant, Culture, Arts, Education, Tourism

Isabel Benavides
Development Manager, Living Streets & Member of Strategic Advisory Group, South West Museum Development

West Midlands

Penelope Thomas
Arts and Libraries Audience Development Officer
Wolverhampton Arts and Culture
Tel: 01902 552045

Rebecca Coles
Senior Learning and Community Engagement Officer
Heritage & Culture Warwickshire
Tel: 01926 736397

Amanda Phillipson
Lifelong Learning Manager
Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust
Tel: 01952 435909

Yorkshire & Humberside

Kate Fellows
Learning Manager
Leeds Museums & Galleries
Tel: 07891 276891

Jael Williams
Learning Consultant
Tel: 07981 121 540

Diane Saxon
Access & Learning Manager
Harrogate Museums & Arts
Tel: 01423 556 130

Jane Avison
Museums & Galleries Manager
Hull Museums
Tel: 01482 616644

Tristan Langlois
Head of Education & Events
Royal Armouries
Tel: 0113 220 1804


Aniko Korenchy-Misz
Adult Education Mobility Officer
Tempus Public Foundation

Annelies Van de Ven
Post Doctoral Researcher
UCLouvain & Musée L

GEM Italy

Emily Grassi
Administrator, Learning and Digital Programmes
Victoria & Albert Museum

Maria Antonia Rinaldi
Art History Director
Studio Arts College International

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