Paddy McNulty and Bridget MacKernan are the Directors of Paddy McNulty Associates. Together they have over 30 years experience in the cultural heritage sector including archaeological excavation and interpretation, research, workforce development, organisational change, education and outreach delivery, strategic development and delivery, and developing new partnerships and collaborations. They are supported by an excellent team of associates that span a wide range of expertise, skills, and knowledge.
Below is a brief biography of Paddy, Bridget, and some of our associates.
Paddy is a consultant with 12 years experience in cultural heritage strategic agencies, museums, and archaeology units.
Initially having trained as an archaeologist, Paddy worked for both small volunteer led trusts and major archaeological companies, managing areas of excavation, liasing with contractors, carrying out standing building surveys, and interpreting archaeological remains. He then utilised this knowledge to set up as a freelance community archaeologist, developing and delivering educational sessions in London and Canterbury, including the award winning The Dig at the Museum of London.
Paddy then moved to Museums Libraries Archives (MLA) London where he led on workforce development, organisational change, and training. Personal highlights included, transforming the MLA London training programme from a small subsidised programme to a full cost recovery programme; representing the sector at Renaissance London, MLA Renaissance steering groups, and the Sector Skills Councils; and developing partnerships between museums, libraries, archives, the arts, universities, third sector, and private sector organisations.
In 2010 he set up Paddy McNulty Associates, a bespoke consultancy whose aim is to see the ‘bigger picture’ and find new and exciting ways of working with and engaging partners, stakeholders, and users. Paddy understands the inter-dependent relationships between culture, art, heritage, museums, leisure and commerce, and is experienced in making these connections work to the advantage of organisations, stakeholders and communities.
In addition to his consultancy work Paddy is a Trustee of the London Museums Group – the museum federation for London – where he uses his skills and knowledge in workforce, strategic, and business development to support London museums and advocate their work.
Paddy is also an Artistic and Quality Assessor (Major Partner Museums) for Arts Council England.