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Mayflower 400

One ship, many stories…

Mayflower 400 commemorates the sailing of the Mayflower from England to America four centuries ago. The anniversary gave me the opportunity to curate, create and consider the power of the past on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy – the national commemorative exhibition for The Box, Plymouth

Research, development and delivery of storylines, objects, images, audio and film 

 

Initiation and continuation of local, national and international partnerships including the Wampanoag Advisory Committee to Plymouth 400 (US) and the New England Historical Genealogical Society 

 

Project management of international loans exhibition with museums, libraries and archives across the UK, US and The Netherlands 

 

Creation of community engagement, learning and training programmes and resources for children, young people and volunteers

Advice and support for Mayflower 400 national trail partners

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America

Co-curation (with Wampanoag cultural development agency SmokeSygnals) of new transatlantic touring exhibition featuring a new wampum belt made by the Wampanoag Nation

Project management of the UK national tour

Partnership liaison with the British Museum, The Collection Lincoln, Guildhall Art Gallery London and SeaCity Southampton

Research and development of learning resources in association with Plimoth Plantation, the Wampanoag Nation, and the University of Plymouth, funded by the Charlton Foundation 

 

Elizabethan House

Research for the restoration and reinterpretation of this Grade II* property

Concept and content development 

Management of engagement officers

Development of marketing materials for the restoration project

 

Presentations

Plymouth 400 Mayflower Anniversary Roundtable for Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford (with Professor Peter Mancall)

National and Indigenous narratives: the colonial past and contemporary commemoration (with Dr Kathryn Gray) for DCDC18 and The National Archives

Audiences at Home and Away for the SW Museums Federation, University of Plymouth

Mayflower special for Sunday 29/12/19 for BBC Radio 4

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