Jane Finnis is Director of Culture24 a non-profit online publisher, working across arts, heritage, education and tourism sectors. She is the founder and Chairman of Culturemondo, the informal international network of people who are all developing, building and running online cultural services around the world.
Culture24’s network includes 4,400+ UK cultural organisations (museums, galleries, archives, heritage sites & more) and their database holds information on their events, exhibitions, resources and collections. Over 2,000 currently actively contribute data to their system on a regular basis. Culture24’s work is internationally recognized and respected. In April 2010 www.culture24.org.uk won ‘Museums and the Web 2010 Best of the Web Award’ (Long-Lived Site). In 2009 Culture24 were runners-ups in the Nominet Best Practice Challenge Awards (Open Internet); shortlisted for the Good Web Guide’s Information Website of the Year and one of only three arts sites included in The Guardian’s ‘100 Essential Websites’ list. ShowMe has been Bafta and Webby nominated for Children’s Learning awards.
Jane has worked in the Arts professionally since 1989, starting in artist film and video production then moved into arts management and artist commissioning. She is an experienced consultant, fundraiser and project manager and currently leads the delivery of the Museums at Night campaign in the UK.
Culture24, guide to UK arts and culture www.culture24.org.uk
Show Me, children’s guide to museums www.show.me.uk
Caboodle, new children’s collecting and collections project www.caboodle.org.uk