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Meet the team

uring the current Covid-19 lockdown, you can contact any member of the team via email, mobile phone or online meetings.

The London Museum Development team only deals with enquiries from the regional museums sector. If you have a general Museum of London enquiry, please contact [email protected].

Yvette Shepherd

Yvette Shepherd

Museum Development Officer, Organisational Health
email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7001 9877
mobile: 07841 206 864

Yvette leads on forward planning and sustainability, and co-ordinates the Survive and Thrive programme. She administers the Collection grants and provides general support and advice and support with accreditation to museums in south and west London.

Helen O’Hara

Museum Development Officer, Central & East London
email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7001 9839
mobile: 07814 111 736

Helen provides general support and advice and support with accreditation to museums in central and east London.

Rachael Crofts

Museum Development Officer, Audiences
email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7001 9876
mobile: 07540 122 540

Rachael provides and signposts advice on audience development issues, such as engaging with communities, children and young people, audience evaluation, and linking to audience campaigns.

Ben Travers

Regional Museum Development Manager
email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7001 9831
mobile: 07834 525 972

Ben leads on regional programming and manages the MDO team. He leads on the Museum of London regional partnerships and provides general support and advice and support with accreditation to museums in north London.

Beth Wyrill

Programme Officer, Communications and Data Management
email: [email protected]

Beth has taken up the new role of Programme Officer which includes responsibility for communications and data management for the MD London team. She also manages the team's communications through the Twitter account, the website and the weekly e-update. If you would like to subscribe to the e-update, please send us an email

For information on submitting items for inclusion in the weekly newsletter, download submitting items to the London Museum e-update (PDF 278kb, opens in a new tab).

Lauren Speed

Lauren Speed email: [email protected]

Lauren is the new Museum Development Officer (Workforce) and will be coordinating the Skills Plus training programme.


Regional Collection Care Team

Libby Finney

Regional Collection Care Development Officer
email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7814 5582

Libby can provide advice, training and support on collection care issues both from her base at the Museum of London and also through site visits. She manages a 'loan bank' of environmental monitoring equipment from which London's regional museums can borrow. She can advise on specific training requirements as well as a growing range of e-learning tools on collection care topics produced by the Museum of London.