Paddy McNulty Associates

Paddy McNulty Associates is a leading research, strategy, and development consultancy for the cultural heritage and arts sectors.

We 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/organisations page.  Here are a few of our more recent clients and projects.

Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI)

We are the museum partner organisation in the Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) project.  In October 2016 Paddy McNulty Associates, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), and Share Academy (UCL and the University of the Arts London) were awarded just under £300,000 to deliver this project.  This funding is being used to deliver a 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 that will led to mutually beneficial partnerships between museums and the Higher Education sectors.

Paddy McNulty Associates are bring their expertise into strategic and partnership development to the project, helping to identify museums and areas for strategic growth.  The project will help the museums involved, and the sector, realise their cross-sector potential leading to more sustainable and resilient museums and an up-skilled workforce.

Seeing the Light of Day: Exploring sustainable solutions to archaeological archives

Paddy McNulty Associates are working with Wiltshire Museum 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.  We are working in conjunction with Kate Fernie, who is researching how museums can address the challenges faced in the deposition of archaeological archives in museums in the South West region.

It  is expected that the results of this project will have national significance.

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.

HLF Evaluation: The Jewish Museum HLF Transition Grant; Traditional Hertfordshire HLF Our Heritage Grant

Paddy McNulty Associates evaluated the £100,000 HLF Transition project that took place at the Jewish Museum (London) on 2016 and 2017; interviewing a range of staff and stakeholders highlighting project successes, challenges, and further development areas.

Paddy McNulty Associates were appointed as project evaluators to Traditional Hertfordshire - a partnership project between Dacorum Heritage Trust, Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies, Mill Green Museum and Mill, North-Hertfordshire Museum, Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery and Stevenage Museum, led by Hertfordshire’s Museums Development Service - exploring the rich cultural heritage of the county, and inspiring and reinvigorating interest and knowledge in Hertfordshire’s sense of local identity.  This project also included developing and delivering training in evaluation to the staff and volunteers in the museums involved.

Paddy McNulty Associates Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales.

Registered Number: 08867794.  Registered Office: 383 Ware Road, Hertford SG13 7EN