Leanne Manfredi

Victoria and Albert Museum Programme Manager

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I produce distinctive museum programmes connecting people in public, private and third sector organisations with those working in the creative industries. Projects are the result of funding from trusts and foundations, grants and corporate sponsorship. I produce project reports and dissemination events, commissioned films and other media for the purpose of evaluation and legacy. I also produce content in the form of blogs, articles and case studies to connect with the sector. My research interests include museums and higher education collaborations and knowledge exchange, the creative economy, the role of design in society and contemporary fashion and culture. I've recently completed an MA in Publishing and have won The Association of Educational Publishers Student Prize for my final major project. I used the MA to build upon my existing skillset in programme and content development, utilising action research to explore the V&A archive in the context of DIY publishing. I project managed the production and delivery of Bowie in Us, a mag-book along with peers from MA Publishing and MA Design Management. The book creates a series of speculative insights into Bowie's creative journey and potential collaborators post his death in 2016.


  • Project Management
  • Strategy
  • Creative Partnerships
  • Museum Education
  • Adult Learning
  • Learning Development
  • Commissioning Content
  • Events
  • Curating
  • Design Thinking

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • W Communications

    W Communications

    • Marketing & PR
  • Boiler Room

    Boiler Room

    • Music
  • Levi's


    • Retail
  • Tinderflint


    • Media Production

Work history


14-19 Co-ordinator

Whitworth Art Gallery

Sep 2004 - Aug 2009
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • This post was funded by Widening Participation at the University of Manchester and MLA North West (Renaissance) the role incorporated devising programmes for students as well as professional development opportunities for teachers and educators. Central to the role was collaboration across university faculties and cultural assets, sharing expertise and working with academics, undergraduates and post-graduates to extend research and learning opportunities to groups with little or no history of higher education participation. The post incorporated a project management role within the North West HUB (Renaissance) that aimed to extend and build capacity for secondary school delivery among a number of external partners.


Sep 2001 - Sep 2004
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Lectured and led seminars on Europe in Turmoil 1900-1945, Introduction to Humanities and the Rise of the Persecuting Society in the Department of History and developed an in-depth knowledge of Western European history from the Middle Ages to the present day