Learning & Participation Consultant

Areas of expertise:

  • Museum and Heritage Education
  • Engaging Schools and Young People
  • Writing for Diverse Audiences
  • Volunteer Management
  • Access and Inclusion

Ashleigh has more than 10 years of experience working in museum and education roles in the UK and Canada. She has previously held positions at the National Army Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, UCL, and several community and local authority museums. Ashleigh has worked with a range of key learning audiences in the cultural sector, including schools, families, young people, EAL learners, people with cognitive and physical disabilities, indigenous communities, and elders. She is highly skilled at developing and managing diverse volunteer teams.

She has experience delivering and evaluating large-scale learning and engagement programmes in museums, including an entirely new educational offer for schools and families as part of the National Army Museum’s major HLF-funded redevelopment. She is also an accomplished writer, and regularly contributes articles to Museum Hack and publications such as the AHI Journal.

Ashleigh holds an MA in History from UCL and a BA in History and European Studies from University of Toronto.

Twitter: @aehibbins


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Participation & Learning

Develop & evaluate exceptional programmes & gain understanding of your participatory audiences.

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The Learning Diaries | What can we learn about arts engagement from Europe’s youngest city?

Ashleigh reflects on Beatfreeks' 2018 Youth Trends Report and Summit and what she learnt from young people from Birmingham

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The Learning Diaries | From Participant to Partner

How organisations are rethinking their assumptions about disability.