Claire proved to be an inspirational Activity Plan consultant for our complex HLF Kick the Dust project. This work required the development of a new and sustainable programme of partnerships and activities targeted at young people aged 11-25, including those most hard to reach. Claire directed a comprehensive programme of consultation with young people and stakeholders that informed a detailed action plan, deploying an impressive range of skills, including providing constructive and creative challenge to the project steering group.
Claire has offered the National Maritime Museum wonderful mentoring support in the development of our Endeavour Galleries. Our offer has benefitted from her perspectives and she challenged us to strive for greater quality. All done in a supportive collegial manner – helping us shape, shift and deliver excellence.
The Electoral Commission has benefitted greatly from Claire Adler’s experience and approach. Acting on a glowing recommendation, we contracted Claire to support us in the development of an evaluation framework and targeted user surveys to determine the effectiveness of new set of political literacy resources we were developing for 14-18 year olds in the run to crucial Scottish Parliament and Welsh Senedd elections in May 2021. Gathering feedback from educators and young people was crucial in determining whether we’d met user need, as well as informing our future learning strategy. Claire’s considered guidance and expertise have been invaluable in helping us to gather meaningful qualitative and quantitative data to inform our decision making. Claire is collaborative, open and very supportive, and crucially works extremely hard to deliver results and ensure the details are right. Thanks Claire, we really appreciate the role you’ve played.
Claire delivered a bespoke training session on the subject of decolonisation in museums. The session was for a large group of colleagues all of whom work in different areas of the Museums Service and who came to the training with a range of perspectives. She devised the session to meet the aims of our brief: that we would come away with new knowledge of issues surrounding decolonisation in museums and a clearer understanding that we look after collections with currently untold, colonial histories, that we would be able to start defining terms and scope for a new decolonisation policy and be empowered/facilitated to apply it with confidence and consistency. Claire was a pleasure to work with, she kept in touch regularly and was flexible and professional in her response to permutations of brief and participant numbers.
Claire delivered an excellent workshop aimed at librarians, archivists and those in related professions during which we learned more about the process of applying for Heritage Lottery Funding, and, crucially, how to understand our current audiences and work out how we can grow and develop them in future. The workshop was interactive with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and clarify our ideas on future projects, and a large amount of information was covered in a manageable way. I would highly recommend Claire as a trainer in this area.
Claire Adler successfully guided us through our HLF application securing a grant of £1.2m to enable the development of the new Huguenot Museum. She worked brilliantly with our trustees, key stakeholders and the local community to research, plan and develop the museum’s founding principles, aims and objectives.
I would highly recommend working with her within the museum, heritage and learning sector.
Claire Adler has a wealth of experience in the heritage learning sector, embracing community and audience development, formal education and informal learning. Her sound judgement and professionalism produces excellent results every time. I can strongly recommend her to organisations that need expertise and strength at the helm to help steer them through the most challenging of projects.
Claire’s deep knowledge of engaging diverse audiences has been of great value to the team, she works well with colleagues and has delivered great results.
Claire worked on a two-part project – consulting with and reporting on young people’s views re sustainability and museums and subsequently producing a toolkit for consulting with young people. She has a thoughtful, creative and methodical approach and produced excellent work at a reasonable cost.