Martin Bazley, DLNET Chair
Digital Heritage Consultant, Martin Bazley & Associates
Martin is Director of Martin Bazley & Associates.Following 7 years’ experience in teaching and a year in publishing, Martin worked for 7 years at the Science Museum, London as Digital Projects Manager in the Learning Unit and for 3 years as E-Learning Officer for SEMLAC (later MLA South East). His specialisms include design, development and evaluation of online learning resources and offline learning opportunities based on digital technology, as well as staff training and consultancy on websites and trends in digital technology within the cultural sector.
Izzy Bartley, Committee Member
Digital Learning Officer, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds Museums & Galleries
Izzy started at Leeds Museums and Galleries in 2017 and manages the MyLearning.org website, which hosts free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations. She also works on digital interpretation and learning across the service’s nine sites. Prior to this, Izzy worked in the commercial sector, for companies specialising in heritage interpretation design and digital media. Her teaching career started on an 80-year-old converted rice barge on the river in Bangkok and has included working in multi-cultural Hill Tribes and the deserts of Sudan, as well as (cold) classrooms in England. Izzy is particularly interested in interactive digital media, the application of AR to heritage education and the intersection between physical and digital.
Stuart is manager of a small independent museum, Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, overseeing all aspects of the charity on a very small budget. He started his museum career at Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust performing a variety of collections and interpretation focused roles working there for four years. Following a two-year period working in Taiwan as a TEFL teacher, he went on to spend eight years at the National Coal Mining Museum for England working in the Education Team. He has also spent time as a freelance consultant, and has been in his current role since 2016. He has experience of video-conferencing, e-marketing, website, blog, and its social networking. He is interested in looking at ways to improve the ways that the audience can engage with the Museum and its collections both on and off-site, using a range of digital tools.
Jenny Kidd, Committee Member
Sian Shaw, Committee Member
Digital Learning Manager, Westminster Abbey
Sian is the Digital Learning Manager at Westminster Abbey, a new post designed to implement a digital learning strategy, particularly for school audiences who are unable to visit the Abbey, as well as creating pre- and post-visit materials for schools who come on guided tours. She is a University of Leicester Museum Studies MA alum, and has previously worked on web content for the British Library’s Learning team as well as various roles at Tes (Times Educational Supplement) Resources. Sian is interested in the use of digital as a learning and engagement tool for audiences, as well as the development of digital literacy and digital confidence for all heritage professionals.
You can find Sian on Twitter, @SianLShaw
Alec Ward, Committee Member (Membership)
Museum Development Officer Digital & Communications, Museum of London
Alec works for the London Museum Development team, based at the Museum of London. As the Museum Development Officer for Digital and Communications, he leads on the ‘Digital Futures’ programme and provides support for London’s non-national museums in all areas of digital tech and practice. Within the Digital Futures programme, he delivers a number of different training sessions for London’s museums, from creating digital 3D models to developing a social media strategy. Alec is passionate about inspiring people about the potential of digital, particularly for engaging audiences, both on and offline.
You can find Alec on Twitter, @thatmuseumguy
Helen Ward, Committee Member (Website)
Deputy Head of Education, Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology
Wilson Yau, Committee Member
Digital Outreach Manager, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Find Wilson on Twitter, @MrWilsonYau