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Paul Taylor

Acting Director of Cultural Engagement

Paul is responsible for leading aspects of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s cultural programme on-site in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as nationally and internationally. He is responsible for leading collections, learning, research, digital and creative programming. Cultural Engagement aims to inspire a life-long passion for Shakespeare by building the Trust’s knowledge and expertise about Shakespeare’s work, life and times, as well as his enduring global legacy. The team is responsible for sharing this with visitors and audiences through the Trust’s many and varied programmes. These include supporting the presentation of the Trust’s five Shakespeare houses, the delivery of exhibitions and events, and award winning learning courses. 

Paul joined the Trust in 2012 as Collections Manager having spent eight years at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, working on a range of collections information and digital access projects. During his time in Coventry he also served for three years as Employee Trustee on the governing board of the organisation. Prior to that he worked for the Boat Museum (now National Waterways Museum) in Ellesmere Port on a variety of collections management projects.

Paul studied History at the University of York before going on to complete a MA in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester in 2000.

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