Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum

In 2018 Iridescence was engaged to support a capital development project at the Corinium Museum, the brief being to ‘to rejuvenate commercial hire activity, grow visitor numbers (48,000 at the time), maximise space usage and optimise commercial performance’. In addition to market analysis, we  undertook a detailed capacity and usage audit of each existing and…

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Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion Trust appointed Iridescence to provide consultancy support to develop and promote Woodchester Mansion, a magnificent unfinished Neo-Gothic house located in the National Trust’s Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire. An incredible venue as described on their website: “Woodchester Mansion represents a moment suspended in history, offering visitors a time-travel experience. Because it was abandoned in mid-construction…

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Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Wisbech and Fenland Museum is one of the oldest purpose-built museums in the UK with the most highly prized item in its collection being the manuscript of Charles Dickens’s ‘Great Expectations’. Following on from previous vision development and strategic planning work conducted by Iridescence, I was invited to return to support the museum in developing…

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House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

House for an Art Lover

As Chief Executive (with a brilliant team!), I developed the business from a zero base to trading turnover of £1.2m and 40 staff. House for an Art Lover is still one of the very few non revenue-funded visitor attractions in Scotland and is continuing to expand year on year. I raised £700k additional capital funding…

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Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art

CCA Glasgow

The CCA wished to reduce its dependency on public sector funding and therefore commissioned Iridescence to look at ways of increasing commerical income. As a result of the project, it was decided to take the catering operation in-house to increase both quality and profitability. Sales and marketing ideas were also generated to boost income for…

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Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

Peacock Visual Arts

As an adventurous and successful contemporary visual arts organisation, Peacock Visual Arts aims: ‘to play a leading role in nurturing a culture of creativity in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland’ and ‘to be renowned internationally as a centre of excellence and innovation where artists and public engage to share and explore ideas and…

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Rye Art Gallery and Museum

Rye Art Gallery and Museum

We were appointed by the Museums and Libraries Association to support senior staff in four museums – Rye Art Gallery and Museum (plus Portsmouth Museums, The New Forest Centre and Bursledon Brickworks) to explore options for improving profitability of existing commercial activity and identify new commercial revenue streams. For Rye Museum and Art Gallery we developed…

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