Maria Blyzinsky specialises in all aspects of developing and delivering exhibitions and related projects. With a career spanning over twenty years, she developed her collections knowledge at the Victoria & Albert Museum where she specialised in metalwork, before moving to Greenwich as Curator of Astronomical Instruments at the Royal Observatory. She later managed the Exhibitions and Design department across the three sites of the Royal Museums Greenwich, where her responsibilities included the delivery of Nelson & Napoleon (2005); William Hodges 1744-97– the art of exploration (2005); Sailor Chic (2007) and the rehang of the Queen’s House galleries (2007).
Since becoming a heritage consultant in 2008, Maria has worked for a range of heritage and cultural clients as well as commercial organisations, public bodies and individuals. She is a published writer on museum topics, and has been a member of the Museum Association’s Professional Development Board and a trustee of the National Jazz Archive.
Maria has considerable experience in curatorial practices and collections care issues, digital media projects, crafting and editing text, as well as the management of budgets, schedules and specialists. Her clients include the British Museum, V&A, Westminster Abbey, Design Museum, National Theatre, University College London and the Mayor’s Office for Policing