GEM London brings together those who work and live in the London region.
As an area rep we understand that London is a vibrant mix of museum and heritage sites, from the nationals with hundreds of members of staff right through to the independents with one member of staff. We’re here to support you all with learning and education work by bringing in experts in certain areas but also through informal gatherings and networking opportunities.
London can often feel overwhelming when it comes to networking, especially if you are new to the city, or new to the sector. GEM London is here connect you to others and be a central place of sharing best practice and inspiration alongside practical support.
Fran has worked in museums and heritage for twenty years, across roles in visitor experience, collections care and then transitioning to learning as her specialism in 2012. When Fran isn’t at her day job, you might come across her as a committee member of DLNET, the Faith and Heritage Learning Network or as part of the Queer Heritage Forum or trustee at the Jewish Museum London.
Tessa Carr (she / her)
National Schools Officer
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Tessa works as the National Schools Officer at The Courtauld, Learning Assistant at the Wallace Collection, and occasionally as a freelance Educator. Trained as an Art Historian, she is currently completing a Masters in Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries and is passionate about facilitating meaningful engagement with the arts.
Francesca Chinnery (she/ her)
Heritage Learning Consultant
Francesca develops school programmes, sessions and resources as a consultant for museums nationally and delivers school sessions across The British Museum, The London Transport Museum and other heritage sites in London. She has a special interest in schools, digital learning and supporting SEND pupils.