Sian Flynn brings more than twenty five years of experience in developing and delivering exhibition projects, with particular skills in directing content, research and writing exhibition text.
Before becoming an independent curator and museum consultant in 2007, she managed a rich programme of international exhibitions and contemporary art commissions as the director responsible for displays at Royal Museums Greenwich. Her role required regular and careful negotiations to borrow privately owned artefacts to display within blockbuster exhibitions, including Elizabeth I (2003) and Nelson & Napoleon (2005). She also oversaw a range of contemporary art installations and was responsible for the new permanent galleries in the redeveloped Royal Observatory Greenwich.
She has worked on projects with clients as diverse as Westminster Abbey, King’s College Cambridge, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Farrer & Co, the British Museum and the Houses of Parliament. Her work has often required a sensitive balancing of academic research with the needs and expectations of modern exhibition visitors. She is highly experienced in the display of artefacts, with a view to maintaining their aesthetic, conservation and interpretive integrity.
More recently, Sian has undertaken a number of senior interim management and consultancy roles for clients such as National Museums Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute. These types of roles within major cultural institutions ensure that the team at Caring for Your Collection is in touch with the strategic direction of some of our foremost museums and galleries.