Creative & Cultural Careers Festival
  2nd - 6th March

Talks, Events & Workshops

Museums and Heritage


March 4 / 14:30-15:30 / Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower

Short presentations and Q&As. The Museums and Heritage sector is big business in Scotland and the world. If you’d like some advice on roles in the industry, and the skills and attributes required, then come along and hear what our experts have to say. Drawn from Historic Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, National Museum Scotland and the Museum of Childhood, the panel will talk about their experiences, dispel myths about working in the sector and provide tips on getting that first role! After initial presentations there’ll be the opportunity to ask questions.


Barbara Cummins, Director of Heritage Management, Historic Scotland, with over 20 years’ experience in the field, Barbara will talk about the breadth of roles across Heritage Management and employment opportunities at Historic Scotland including their graduate scheme.

Riona McMorrow, Grants Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund with over 10 years experience in the field, Riona will talk about the Skills for the Future programme which is funded by HLF and is an accredited vocational programme designed to offer an innovative entry route into the sector for those looking to start a career in heritage. She will also talk about how to prepare for a career in the heritage sector.

Neil Lebeter, Art Collections Curator & Deputy Head of Museums, University of Edinburgh. Neil curates the University Art Collection, one of the largest in the country, and seeks to find new and exciting ways to encourage its use.

Lyn Wall, Loans Manager at National Museum Scotland, manages the outgoing loans programme to venues in Scotland, UK and overseas and the incoming loans that underpin the Exhibitions programme. Lyn is also the Curator at Museum of Childhood responsible for the care of over 60,000 objects, displays and enquiries.