Sarah Murray


Sarah is the Project Manager for the Rebuilding Heritage programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Her role supports heritage organisations to thrive in the changing landscape as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Sarah started her career in heritage with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council working on the London Cultural Improvement Programme (LCIP). LCIP was a multi-strand programme that supported the cultural sector to innovate services. Her favourite strand of the programme was Measuring Social Outcomes, and she is an avid advocate for meaningful and embedded evaluation. She has worked at national, local authority and independent heritage organisations, which has given her an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that are particular to the independent heritage movement. Her proudest achievement to date is delivering the £3million Heritage Fund programme at Underfall Yard, Bristol. She led on the creation of the Visitor Centre; designed and delivered engagement programmes; and established the Trust’s thriving volunteer programme. She has an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education from the Institute of Education and is dedicated to lifelong learning about the wonderfully varied world of heritage.