Meg Parnell

Since 2005, Meg has worked as Learning Manager: Volunteers and Lifelong Learning at Manchester Art Gallery. She has worked on a variety of young people and adult learning public programmes and engagement projects. She is interested in public conversation forums that open up questions and connections between people through historic collections and contemporary art, and is constantly looking for ways to involve a wide range of voices in the work of the gallery. Her current role focuses on the development of the volunteer team at the gallery. Meg started her career with Tameside Museums and Galleries, East Manchester, as Learning Officer working with schools and families and then as Curator of Art. Through this role she developed a variety of exhibition projects in testing out ideas of co-curation and immersive spaces. Meg completed a Masters in Art Gallery studies at Manchester University in 2000, exploring how galleries connect with communities.