Hi. My name is Emily Allen and I'm an Exhibitions Officer for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. It's a busy job; there's always something different happening each day and a new topic to explore with each exhibition project. My work involves initiating the exhibition, then planning, developing, managing, installing and evaluating it. I often work in partnership with another museum, gallery or organization, as well as working with the museum team. Project planning can last anywhere between 2 years and 6 months. I work on the exhibitions programme at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead..
…The take down of the Writers exhibition at Sunderland. After months of planning, the deinstall happens in a matter of days, which somehow just seems wrong! But the art needs to be carefully packed up and transported out soon, so … Continue reading
In the final week of the Writers exhibition at Sunderland, I’ve taken some time to evaluate what visitors have thought about the exhibition. It’s been really inspiring to read about other people being inspired! Here’s a few to share with … Continue reading
Sunderland visitors to the exhibition have been busy scribing on the comments board, giving their thoughts on the exhibition and their favourite writer. We’ve just done a count and the results so far are: 1st – Roald Dahl 2nd – … Continue reading
We’ve just opened the Writers of Influence exhibition to the public and had a good number of visitors in the opening weekend. Last Thursday, our local paper, The Sunderland Echo, came down to interview me, so it was great to … Continue reading
Emily Allen talks about installing the exhibition prior to the preview event tonight.