I am the Special Project Manager for Crown Fine Art. This is a very hands-on role, which allows me the opportunity to get involved in a large range of tasks, from managing major projects in their very early stages through to their conclusion, as well as day-to-day management.
I bring to Crown over 35 years experience and knowledge, first joining the museum and art handling world as a fine art technician for the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford in 1978. Six years later, I established Oxford Exhibition Services. This provided specialist art handling services including art and object handling, installation, packing, storage transport and shipping to local Oxford institutions as well as major regional museums and galleries throughout the UK.
Its client base grew rapidly over the years to include most of the major players including the British Museum, National Gallery, National Museums of Scotland, National Museums of Wales, Tate and V&A.
In 2010 OES was acquired by Crown Fine Art, when I took on my role as Special Project Manager. Here, I continue to provide expert support to the museum community, looking after major projects for diverse collections such as the Society of Antiquaries, the Watts Gallery and the recent installation of the cannons and anchors into the new Mary Rose Museum.
Building trust and maintaining client relationships is extremely important within this sector, and it is immensely satisfying that in my role I can continue to be able to develop close working relationships with clients, a great number of whom Crown has been providing quality services to for many years.