Pauline Cockrill

Professional museum curator with over 35 years’ experience in the GLAM sector. Has worked with a variety of collections in both the UK and Australia including 12 years as Community History Officer with the History Trust of South Australia, supporting South Australian community museums, archives and historical societies, as well as working with local councils. Passionate about the role museums can play re health and wellbeing, social justice, accessibility and inclusion. Committee member of the SA branch of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA), and a member of the Oral History Association of Australia (SA/NT branch).

Pauline can assist with the development and writing of the following:

  • Interpretation or Exhibition Plans
  • Significance Assessments
  • Collection Management Policies and Procedures
  • Grant applications
  • Exhibition or Website text
  • Publications

Also available for research, proof reading, planning oral history projects, advising on collection management, digitization and marketing for small museums, and undertaking workshops on aspects of museum curatorial practice or creating ‘pop up museums’ or memory boxes for aged care facilities. Pauline is also an experienced family historian and a member of Genealogy SA plus a self-confessed Trove Tragic!

Rachael Elliott

I have worked in cultural heritage organisations for over 20 years (including National Library of Australia, Te Papa, South Australian Museum, Samstag Museum) and managed a community museum and art gallery (Hahndorf Academy).

My expertise is in the areas of exhibition and event development, collection management strategies and policies, grant writing, communications and PR, sourcing funding and sponsorship. Through my work as Collections Manager at the National Trust of SA, I managed a large deaccessioning project and advised many National Trust branch museums on collection management issues.

I have experience in historical research and exhibition writing and a Post Grad Diploma in Art Curatorial studies.