Paddy McNulty Associates have worked for organisations of all shapes and sizes, from small independent volunteer run museums right through to world leading universities. We always tailor our approach to meet your needs. You can see a full list of the people we have worked on our clients page. Here are a few examples of our more recent clients and projects.
Kirkaldy Testing Museum: Business planning and vision development
Paddy McNulty Associates were commissioned to undertake a thorough review of the museum's business plan and produce options to make it a more sustainable and resilient organisation. This commission included running consultation workshops with museum Trustees, volunteers, and stakeholders, that explored the mission, vision, and aims of the museum for the next five years, and how these can be achieved through practical steps that can be included within the new business plan. At the conclusion of this project the museum will have a greater understanding of its potential and a new business plan to help them realise this.
Ditching Museum of Art and Craft: Visioning workshop
Working with CultureRunner we delivered two visioning and business planning workshops. One with the staff of the museum, and one with the Trustees.
These workshops have helped the museum to identify a new vision for the museum and contributed it business planning. They provided an opportunity for the staff to develop as a team and explore how each area of the museum's activities contributed to the continued success of the museum and its future development.
Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI)
Paddy McNulty Associates were the museum partner organisation, together the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE / UWE), and Share Academy (UCL and the University of the Arts London), in the Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) project. The project involved a national series of facilitated networking events between museums and academics across England; research into, and strategic development, of museum and Higher Education funding streams; and the development of sustainable networking methodologies and resources that will led to mutually beneficial partnerships between museums and the Higher Education sectors. The project helped establish over 70 museum/university partnerships across England.
Paddy McNulty Associates brought their knowledge of the museum sector (in particular small to medium museums, and museum development) and their expertise into strategic and partnership development to the project, helping to identify museums that would benefit from partnerships with Higher Education. The project helped the museums involved, and the sector, realise their cross-sector potential leading to more sustainable and resilient museums and an up-skilled workforce.
The Collections Trust: Evaluation and impact assessment of their museum sector outreach offer (2016, 2017, 2018)
For three consecutive years Paddy McNulty Associates have been commissioned by The Collections Trust to carry out an evaluation and impact assessment of their museum sector outreach offer. This work has helped the Collections Trust is identify areas of success and those in need of improvement, and supported their continued development of the programme.
Seeing the Light of Day: Exploring sustainable solutions to archaeological archives
Paddy McNulty Associates worked with Wiltshire Museum, archaeological contractors, and DM Archaeologists in the South West researching the current challenges facing the long term deposition and funding of archaeological archives in the South West region. The results of this project have contributed to the Historic England and Arts Council England sector-wide plan for Archaeological Archives.
Mentoring for All: ACE/Museums Association Mentoring scheme
Paddy McNulty Associates and Laura Crossley Consulting were commissioning to conduct research into mentoring scheme across a range of sectors. Using an evidence based approach we developed the Mentoring for All scheme for the Museums Association, and delivered a workshop to prepare mentees before they began their mentoring relationship. This project brought together research, application, engagement, and the development of training materials for a scheme of UK wide scope.