Meet our Staff
Annie Davis, Development Manager
Annie started as a Teacher of History in secondary schools in before moving to the National Archives in Kew, developing the schools and family engagement programmes. Annie started work at the Museum of Cambridge as the NLHF-funded Transitional Project Officer, delivering the ‘Securing Our Future’ project and is now the Development Manager, leading on the ‘Museum Making’ project. She works with staff, trustees and volunteers to deliver financial sustainability, quality community engagement and outstanding care of its collections.
Christine Cellier, Business Manager
Chris studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, before travelling the world and eventually settling down in Cambridge, her home city for the last 22 years. Following an MA in arts management, she has been working in the arts sector in a variety of roles and arts forms. She has dedicated her working life to helping artists, creatives and creative organisations to flourish and develop. As Business Manager she will be dealing with day-to-day finances as well as supporting the growth and diversification undertaken by the museum.
Alexandra Smaridge, Engagement Manager
Alex has been working with events, programmes sharing engaging stories in museums for several years. She first came to the Museum as part of the NLHF ‘Museum Making’ project working with community engagement and exhibitions. As Engagement Manager she is now overseeing the implementation of all programming, events and marketing as well as facilities and operations.
Amy Cross, Development, Communications and Retail
Amy was a history student here in Cambridge who went on to have a broad career in Marketing, Branding and Commercial Management. Most recently in America as a Director of Projects for upstate New York’s largest living History Museum. She is a passionate advocate for the value of social History and for sharing and inspiring new audiences to seek connection to their pasts. As Development, Communications and Retail Officer she will be working on financial sustainability, communicating with all stakeholders and ensuring we have an inspiring shop offer.