About Miriam Harte

Pip the Pit Pony - 30th Birthday - Beamish

Former Director of Beamish Open Air Museum, UK, and Interim Manager at Great North Museum: Hancock, Miriam Harte is an experienced Consultant to the heritage, culture, tourism and visitor attraction industries,  Miriam Harte’s key attributes and skills include:

  • Managing large complex organisations and delivering significant improvements in performance and financial results with particular emphasis on quality and customer service
  • Working at a strategic level with extensive partners, eg local authorities, community groups, voluntary organisations, major funders and government agencies
  • Presentation and communication skills including experience in dealing with the media and as a speaker to a wide variety of audiences, eg: key speaker at the Scottish Enterprise’s “Service in the City Conference” March 2006, the Henry Ford Museum, Detroit, 2004
  • Experience in developing and gaining alignment to vision and long-term strategic plans
  • Extensive knowledge of the cultural and voluntary sectors and sources of funding
  • Leading and managing the Marketing and PR function for a major cultural institution
  • Implementing substantial organisational change to achieve excellence
  • Fundraising from major public and private sources and corporate engagement schemes to fundraise and engage volunteers
  • Substantive experience in developing, funding, leading and managing major capital projects

Honours and Awards:

  • Deputy Lieutenant, County Durham

For more information, click here to download Miriam Harte CV

Memberships and Associations 

  • Museums Association
  • EOAM – European Open Air Museums Assocation
  • P & G Alumi Network Association
  • Andersen Alumi Association
  • Trinity College Dublin – Alumi and Friends
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Northern Counties Club

 European Open Air Museums Conference -2009 Denmark