Catherine Gillies the Director of Ergadia, a museums and heritage consultancy firm and is exhibitions and heritage advisor to Dunollie Castle in Scotland. Catherine trained as an art historian, and diverted into journalism for 17 years where she specialised in heritage and environment subjects. A fortuitous meeting with noted social history collector Hope MacDougall led to a career change into museums and a passion for community-driven heritage.
She has since worked almost exclusively in the independent museums sector, and often on projects in states of transition: redevelopments and new openings, and sadly managing closure.
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