Eleanor joined Jura Consultants in September 2016 following the completion of her MA in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of York, for which she gained a distinction. Her article on digital engagement by art galleries, written as part of the course, was recently published in the Society for American Archaeology’s Advances In Archaeological Practice journal. Prior to gaining her degree, Eleanor was the project manager for a Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots project for the National Trust, which involved opening up an industrial heritage property for the first time.
Eleanor is also one of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)’s new Heritage Ambassadors, who will help to allocate millions of National Lottery funds awarded through HLF’s new £10 million Kick the Dust funding programme. The group, made up of 17 young people, drawn from across the UK will work with the organisation to promote and find ways of increasing the number of under-25s visiting and getting involved with heritage. As well as assisting in allocating millions of National Lottery funds to Kick the Dust projects, they will also champion heritage in their local areas and help heritage organisations to understand the benefits of better engagement with young people.
Eleanor is delighted to be involved in the process and looks forward to helping to promote and embed engagement with young people within the sector.