Aidan Walsh Consultancy | Advice for the Cultural Sector

By: Aidan Walsh Consultancy  05/12/2011
Keywords: museums, Feasibility Study, Project Development


We offer a broad range of advisory and knowledge-based services combined with the added value of career long commitment and working knowledge gained within the cultural sector and especially within

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • The Arts

Analysis and Business Planning

Analysis linked to strategic management and development proposals are important planning and advocacy tools. In recent years, the Consultancy has successfully prepared both development and business plans for museums, libraries and the arts throughout Ireland.

Assessment & Interpretation

As a specialist consultancy within the cultural field, Aidan Walsh Consultancy offers both specialist knowledge and a strategic perspective when assessing collections or proposals for interpretation of collections and / or historic sites.

Evaluation and Review

Project evaluation and project review are often key requisites of funding bodies. Review can also form an integral part of strategic planning. Projects have been delivered in Ireland and Scotland.


The Consultancy has advised and assisted with the preparation of proposals that advocate and articulate a client’s role or potential. Presentation of proposals to decision makers (executive boards, local authorities and trusts) has been a key feature.

Feasibility Study

These studies examine management and financial implications and address key strategic issues. The Consultancy has undertaken a number of analyses on the feasibility of establishing new facilities and services.


This is now an established work area for the Consultancy. Facilitation has been undertaken with both officers and staff within organisations and also with the general public.

Project Development

The Consultancy manages publication and exhibition projects on behalf of clients, ensuring that work is delivered to an agreed timeframe, within budget. As a specialist consultancy working within the cultural field, we can also contribute ideas to concept development and scoping.

Staff Development

With extensive experience of management and working practice within the museums sector especially, Aidan Walsh Consultancy is well placed to design and deliver specialist training modules, tailored to fit the requirements of clients.

Keywords: Cultural Sector, Feasibility Study, museums, Project Development, Staff Development