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World Stories South East: project coordinator

HMAG objects World StoriesWorld Stories South East was the regional partnership project of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove’s World Stories Young Voices (part of the Cultural Olympiad’s Stories of the World nationwide program of events). It involved four regional partner museums: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Bexhill Museum, SeaCity Museum, Southampton and Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Reading University. Each museum worked in partnership with young people to create exhibitions with a unique response to their museum’s world collections.

The young people were supported in the process by the museum staff and a range of creative practitioners including slam poets, digital animators and film makers. Further details of  the partnership projects are on the Royal Pavilion & Museums World Stories website.

I worked for Royal Pavilion Museums as the project coordinator for World Stories South East, working with staff at the Museum  and the project partners on all aspects of the delivery of the project including the recruitment and assessment of potential projects and then on the marketing, training, budget management and project planning, including a publication.

2 thoughts on “World Stories South East: project coordinator

  1. Rachel Heminway-Hurst

    As a partner museum for the World Stories South East Project, at Bexhill Museum we worked closely with Sonia throughout the project. Sonia was a supportive and organised project manager, and her extensive knowledge of learning within the museum sector really helped to guide us through the project successfully. It was a pleasure working with Sonia and I look forward to working with her again.

    Rachel Heminway-Hurst, Project Manager, A Global Gathering, Bexhill Museum

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  2. Helen Mears

    Sonia worked for Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, as project co-ordinator for World Stories South East. This project, which involved four regional museum services, was a core part of RP&M’s Stories of the World initiative. Despite tight timeframes, reporting and spending deadlines Sonia did a fantastic job of co-ordinating a wide variety of activities including the application and selection process, training events, evaluation activities and the development of marketing materials. She maintained positive working relationships with all partners and I personally found her to be efficient, effective, motivated and helpful in every respect. We are pleased to be working with Sonia again on some legacy activities and grateful to her for identifying funding opportunities to make these possible.

    Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art / World Stories project manager (content & engagement), Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

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