Val Bott recently worked with Jura Consultants Museum of London staff to prepare an HLF application for The Charterhouse.
She drafted the Collections Conservation Statement and advised on the interpretative scheme.The project has been awarded a Stage 1 HLF grant.
The Brewery Story, a museum about McMullens’ Brewery in Hertford, opened in June 2012 in the town’s new Sainsbury’s store. Val Bott co-ordinated the project, with David McCabe (3-d design), Toni Marshall (graphics) and Bob Farrow (technical support and mount-making), using objects and images from McMullens’ collection. Steve Beeston did the digital photography including photos of the Whole Hop Brewery today. She continues to advise the brewery on interpretation projects.
Following their Feasibility Study for Gravesham Borough Council Val and Pat Astley-Cooper have advised on grant applications to support a community project using Gravesham’s museum collections. Val and Pat are also working with Daniel Hearsum of Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, to create a heritage centre for the Park.