About me

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Presenting at the British Council’s ASEAN Deep Learning Policy Series conference, Hanoi, Vietnam

I am a freelance Cultural Heritage Learning Consultant. I have over twenty years of experience immersed in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors, specializing in learning and participation, including at ArtScience Museum (Singapore), the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK).

Now a UK-based freelance learning consultant based in York (you can read about my current projects here), I was previously Executive Director at Playeum in Singapore, an independent non-profit organization that promotes play and creativity for children. Prior to that, I was Associate Director of Programming at ArtScience Museum (Singapore), leading an Education Department of 16 staff, focusing on the strategic development and implementation of exhibition programmes and activities.

Prior to moving to Singapore in 2012, I led my own Learning and Audience Development consultancy company, providing advice and services for the Natural History Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, the Huguenot Museum and Bentley Priory Museum, amongst others. During this time, and for a total of seven years, I also worked for the Heritage Lottery Fund as an Expert Advisor, Grants Assessor, Mentor and Associate Monitor. The venues I assisted in these capacities included the Ashmolean Museum, National Museums Liverpool and London Transport Museum. I resumed that role from April 2018.

I am the lead author for Planning Educational Visits for the Early Years (Sage Publications), and a regular speaker at conferences. I have also written and spoken on the subject of play and creativity.

I am well-versed in strategic development, stakeholder consultation, and in locating key areas for consideration when planning content for all ages and abilities. With my extensive strategic and operational experience, I can help to ensure that your organisation’s vision and strategic aims are fully and realistically realised through pedagogically informed exhibitions, programmes and activities.

Find out more about my experience here: Anna Salaman – CV