The annual Museums at Night festival is coordinated and delivered each year by non-profit digital cultural publishers Culture24. Find out what we offer arts and heritage organisations on the Culture24 company site, or see the latest news, exhibitions and events from our network of 5000+ UK venues on our public-facing site Culture24.org.uk.
The team delivering Museums at Night 2013
Back row, L-R: Staff writer Ben Miller, Festival intern Holly Parsons, Festival intern Amy Strike, Web editor Richard Moss, Culture24 CEO Jane Finnis, Content & Partnerships Director Anra Kennedy, Research Manager Sejul Malde, Activities Editor Conrad Westmaas
Front row, L-R: Pandora George and Sophie Southwell (Bullet PR), Journalist Jenni Davidson, Guy Wimpory (Sponsor Monster), Admin & Finance Coordinator Tessa Watson, Campaigns Officer Rosie Clarke, Campaigns Manager Nick Stockman
Meet the Museums at Night core team, Rosie and Nick:
Hello! I’m Rosie Clarke, and I’m Campaigns Officer at Culture24.
If you’re from a museum, gallery, library or heritage site and you call our office, I’m one of the friendly voices on the other end of the phone who can talk you through uploading photos, listing your events and exhibitions, or tagging your educational resources so teachers can find them.
This is the fourth year I’ve coordinated Museums at Night, which is a fantastic project to work on.
For my first Museums at Night experience in 2009 I visited Cambridge Museum of Technology to report on their unforgettable Night Fever event, which told the story of the battle against cholera through stage make-up, social history and dramatic performances.
My first gallery sleepover was at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion, where I took part in artist Luke Jerram’s Dream Director experiment, which attempted to give sleeping participants epic dreams through the power of science and sound art.
Things I like about my job include our team, who have become my friends as well as colleagues and all share a great sense of humour; being able to help people who aren’t sure about something and call or email me; writing articles and feeling a warm glow of excitement when I see my byline; and discovering amazing stories behind museum collections, and the wonderfully enthusiastic people who work in the sector.
I also love working in an office in the North Laine, in the centre of Brighton, with all kinds of shops, cafes and galleries on our doorstep (not to mention the Brighton Pavilion!)
Nick Stockman is our Campaigns Manager, and has been with Culture24 since 2010. He formerly headed up the Brighton Fringe for 6 years, and before that, managed bands and music venues.
He says, “Museums at Night is at such an exciting stage at its development. After the most successful festival ever, with over 400 venues taking part and over £3m worth of media coverage, the next few years are going to see the campaign bloom and I’m very pleased to be here at Culture24 alongside Rosie, steering that progress.”
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Talk to us!
Got questions about taking part? Want to interview us about the campaign? Drop me an email at email@example.com or give us a ring on 01273 623336.
Want to send us flowers and chocolate for all our hard work? The address is
Office 4, 28 Kensington Street