Nice things people have said about Tim Burge Museum Services

‘We have worked with Tim over several months to consolidate our MODES datasets and begin data cleaning, including introducing bespoke termlists. Tim always made himself available to us to discuss issues, listened to our aspirations and brought professional advice to what was achievable. Tim communicated clearly at every stage, documenting his work concisely and offered training and guidance notes for us to use in the future. I would look forward to working with Tim again in the future.’ – Garry Smith, Curator, Lancashire Infantry Museum

‘Tim brings a deep knowledge of the subject and a genuine commitment to getting the job done to the highest quality. He’s also a thoroughly nice chap and a pleasure to work with.’ – Martin Harvey, Manager, Royal Artillery Museum

‘Tim – it was a pleasure to work with you on the Collingwood Review project. We were particularly impressed by your flexibility in working with another freelancer to complete the project in a very short timescale’ – Victoria Ingles, Senior Curator, National Museum of The Royal Navy

‘Helpful, incisive, thorough, and highly professional. A very knowledgeable, conscientious, and experienced consultant, with excellent communication skills. Tim maintains the highest standards and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.’ – Ivan Smith, Manager, Arundells

‘Due to Covid-19, our MODES training was unable to go ahead face-to-face, but with some quick thinking and rapid delivery of material via remote access, Tim was able to deliver an excellent training session online, using Zoom. I highly recommend!’ –  Lisa Brown, Curator, Wiltshire Museum

‘It has been a pleasure working with Tim. His knowledge of the sector and understanding of our needs was perfect. His genuine enthusiasm for the work he was doing for us was clear to see. Thank you!’ – Julie Davis, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

‘Tim is an absolute joy to work with. We have worked with him for several years now and have kept extending his contract! He has an extremely intuitive, supportive and professional approach. He is able to see the ‘bigger picture’ for the organisation as well as having a detailed knowledge of collections care. He has helped us immensely at a strategic level and supported us to leverage in external funding which will help longer term organisational development. We would absolutely recommend him to any Museum.’ – Emily Hicks, Bridport Museum

‘Professional, knowledgeable and patient, Tim clearly has a genuine interest in helping museum’s do and get better.’ – Wendy Read, Poole Museum

‘I have dealt with consultants off & on throughout my working career & my experience is often that they try to tell you what they think you want, not what you need! Tim’s approach was refreshingly different & pragmatic. He spent time understanding what the museums needs were, listened carefully to views from all sides & produced a report for us that was comprehensive, professional & well written. It has enabled us to plan a realistic & practical way forward. I would have no hesitation in using him again.’ – Vince Lean, Chard Museum

‘Tim was an amazing support as a consultant for Trowbridge Museum during the preparations for the decant of the collection before build work started. He came with the knowledge and experience of such a huge task which we as staff had no experience of – so it was a relief to have someone guide us through this process which Tim did expertly.’ – Hanne Dahl, Trowbridge Museum

‘Tim came on board at a tricky time in our project and thanks to his expertise managed to quickly absorb the relevant information, understand what we needed and get us back on track. As a result the project was completed successfully; a conclusion we had been trying to reach for a number of years! Tim is knowledgeable, efficient and personable and has been fantastic to work with.’ – Tanya Croft, Devon and Cornwall Police

‘Tim’s lively training sessions are crammed with information and his enthusiasm for his subject is infectious.  Despite his considerable knowledge he’s able to tailor his instruction to the level of the students present.  I benefited greatly from one-to-one training on Modes which clarified certain problem areas.’ – Jane Palmer, Torre Abbey

‘Tim has a comprehensive knowledge of all matters concerned with museums, such as strategic planning, accreditation, sustainability and grant funding. His advice and guidance is readily available, whether by phone, meeting or email. He offers a personal, value-for-money service in a way that makes you, the client, feel expertly guided and wholly supported. Our museum recently secured the grant funding we requested for a project – a direct consequence of the help he gave us. I recommend his services unreservedly.’ – Mervyn Harris, Bradford on Avon Museum