Lucidity Media has worked as script editor on two phases of the ambitious redevelopment of National Museums Scotland over the last ten years.
Given the breadth of the NMS collection, it's not surprising that the writing and editing encompassed everything from natural history, geology, science and technology, fashion and decorative arts to Pacific Island cultures and sculpture.
As part of our role, we delivered bespoke writing training for NMS staff.
When the project first began, we delivered a series of day-long training sessions focusing on developing the team’s confidence, encouraging them to understand how museum visitors read and use text, exploring text in museums and other settings, and using plenty of practical exercises.
Then we commissioned a number of published writers such as Louise Welsh, James Robertson and Keith Gray and journalist Thomas Quinn to run training sessions, encouraging the curators to think more creatively about their writing.