I've been fortunate to work with a wide range of museums, publishers, heritage and tourism organisations throughout my career. Here is some of the feedback I've received:
"Sarah is very professional, enthusiastic and goes deep into detail with her research. She nonetheless remains very good company and produces quality copywriting, both reader and SEO-friendly." Benoît Diéval, Pas-de-Calais Tourisme
"Sarah's professional knowledge and commitment to work she undertakes ... shines through in the results she produces." Andrew Deathe, National Waterfront Museum,
"Sarah...is exactly the kind of consultant you want to work with - intelligent, motivated and focused on delivery." Nick Poole, Chief Executive, Collections Trust
"...Such a joy to work with." Steph Mastoris, Social History Curators Group
"Sarah's work is very readable, interesting and much valued" Jane Hamilton, Manager, Great Oaks Hospice (subject of a Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review feature)
I've researched and written articles about destinations in France for Complete France's French Property News . I meet local tourism officers, explore the area, interview estate agents (in English or French) and talk to English-speakers who've relocated to the area. In the resulting article, I aim to capture the spirit of place, as well as giving practical information about life and property-buying in each different part of France. Sarthe and Soul about the Loir Valley was published in December 2021, while Hop and Stop, featured Saint Omer in the February 2022 issue.
As Project manager for the Welsh Museum Federation partnership project Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales, I was based at National Museum Cardiff and worked with 18 museums to increase understanding of and access to natural science collections. I worked with subject specialists to carry out significance audits of collections and I researched, wrote and curated the #50Wonders touring exhibition, preparing learning and online resources. The exhibition toured museums in Wales between 2015 and 2018. I uploaded online resources to People's Collection Wales, including photos taken during collections audits.
I worked with exhibition staff at National Waterfront Museum, Swansea to reserch and write 12 exhibition panels and 14 "Rogues’ Gallery" entries as well as "Pirate Facts" and educational activities for Pirates: The truth behind the tales, which ran at the museum from March to September 2018. I carried out research using primary sources at Glamorgan Archives, West Glamorgan Archives, Lampeter University and National Library Wales, as well as online, to uncover some of the fascinating stories of piracy in the past. I also included panels on modern piracy, privateers, female pirates and crime and punishment to ensure the subject wasn't glamorised, but reflected the reality of piracy as it was perceived in the past and as it affects life at sea today.
I've undertaken a number of digital projects, including working with Collections Trust to write a 'pathway' on digitising collections for Culture 24's Digital Pathways site in 2019 and 2020.
Between 2014 and 2016 I worked as project officer for the Cynefin @Trails2Trials project, based at Gwent Archives. I worked with the technical team at National Library Wales to develop an accessible community-based crowd-sourced website, recruiting and training volunteers to transcribe 19th century trial documents. The results were uploaded to People's Collection Wales and to Hwb.
I work with Cardiff University to curate the Turner Collection of pharmacy history at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceeutical Sciences. My work since 2017 has included carrying out a collections audit, working with conservation student volunteers, to establish significance and identify hazards and collections care and conservation issues for the collection. I also worked with the collection's founder, Prof. Terry Turner, to capture his extensive knowledge of the collection through video interviews.