Gillian Taylor, Temporary Lead for Audience Development and Marketing
How I ended up at RAMM
I work with arts and cultural organisations, helping them to raise their profile through PR and audience development.
I was the communications lead for Arts Council England in the South West for 15 years before setting up Gillian Taylor PR in July 2013. Since then, I have been involved with a range of cultural organisations including Theatre Alibi, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Somerset Art Works. At RAMM, I worked on the Gilbert & George exhibition, Faces of Conflict, a story about a hutia (it’s a Caribbean rodent) and a number of other projects, before starting my current role.
I’ve always loved museums, and regularly visited Manchester Museum as a child. I was particularly fascinated by the insects, and went on to study zoology, working in conservation before moving into the arts so RAMM is the perfect combination of my interests.
Best part of my job
I love the variety. I’m passionate about communicating things that interest and excite me, so the opportunity to share stories about art, natural history, archaeology and a whole range of other things is fantastic.
What I like most about RAMM
The museum is a wonderful place to visit and I always enjoy going with friends and family but what’s even more exciting is seeing behind the scenes. It’s a great privilege to go into the ethnography store and peep inside some tissue paper and see an amazing object from somewhere far away.