Nigel Nixon has been developing museum and heritage sites for over 20 years and finding creative ways of encouraging people to visit and enjoy them. He is interested in developing audiences for museums and in finding new partner organisations to work with. Successful partnerships are those where the results of the work undertaken meet everyone’s needs. The first step is understanding those needs. Success gets people talking and can create new advocates open to the potential which museums can offer to individuals, communities and local economies. Nigel is keen on encouraging those conversations.
Nigel has held a range of posts in museums, latterly, until 2012, he was Head of Museums for Shropshire Council, managing the Museum Service and leading on major development projects including the redevelopment of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, the full redisplay of Much Wenlock Museum, with its Olympian connections, and the development of a major new collections centre for Shropshire, the Museum Resource Centre in Ludlow.