Michelle Penn

Museum Interpretation Consultant, Writer and Poet

Michelle is a freelance Multimedia Writer and Interpretation Consultant. Before going solo, she spent nine years at Antenna International, first as a Staff Writer then as Storyteller-in-Chief.

She researched, wrote and produced audio and multimedia guides, mobile tours, apps and other interactive experiences for museums and cultural sites, including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The National Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Royal Collection, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Wellcome Collection, English Heritage, The National Trust, The National Gallery of Scotland, Historic Scotland, The British Library, Ben Uri Gallery, Epic Ireland, Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar), the Burj Khalifa (UAE), Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (UAE), Taj Mahal (India), Agra Fort (India), Marina Barrage (Singapore), Angkor Wat (Cambodia), The Pera Museum (Turkey), and BOZAR (Belgium).

Michelle is also a poet. Her first book, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing, was published in 2018 (Paper Swans Press, UK). Individual poems have appeared in print and online journals worldwide.