Who we are

adrian-babbidge.jpgAdrian Babbidge
Adrian leads or undertakes most of Egeria’s projects. A specialist in museum management, finance and legal issues, he has been a regular contributor to professional journals, and lectures on these themes at several universities. He is an Honorary Lecturer on museum management at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, and leads the financial management and governance elements at the University of East Anglia’s Museum Leadership Programme. He is the author of the Association of Independent Museums’ Guideline Charitable Status for Museums, and The Effective Museum Trustee, and a regular contributor to the Policy Studies Institute’s Cultural Trends series.

His academic record includes a first degree in archaeology and postgraduate qualifications in museum studies. He has also successfully completed legal vocational training at Nottingham Law School, and is an alumnus of the Getty Foundation’s Museum Management Institute, California.

Besides an extensive and varied museum career in Essex, Wales and the East Midlands, which included one of the first projects to reconstitute a local authority museum service as a charitable trust, he was an executive director and company secretary of a commercial radio company, and served for six years as a non-executive director of a public limited company.

rosemary-ewles.jpgRosemary Ewles
Rosemary leads, or works with Adrian Babbidge, on projects that have a strong element of public policy, strategy, or consultation with practitioners, stakeholders or the public.

She has been a museum practitioner since 1972, working in university, local authority and independent organisations, and has held senior positions at the (former) Museums & Galleries Commission and (from 1993-1998) at the Heritage Lottery Fund, where she was latterly Director of Heritage Policy, responsible for leading the development of the Fund’s policy, not only for museums, but also for the historic and natural environment.

Since 1998 she has been working as a consultant, which has included acting as Secretary to the Committee of UK Area Museum Councils (1998-2001) and as Administrator of the Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries, formerly the Gulbenkian Prize (2002-2010).

She is a Fellow of the Museums Association.