Associate Artists and Organisations

Associate Artists and Organisations

Museum Makers colloborate and work with hundreds of individuals, organisations and businesses every year. There are some however that we work with on a regular basis and wanted to shout about. Here is a little information on who we consider to be our associate artists and organisations:

Writer in Residence: Teresa Burns

Teresa has regularly written plays for Wardown House Museum & Gallery since 2016 these include: A Christmas Carol, Keep The Home Fires Burning, The Horrid House Tour, The Lost Letter, The Ghostly Gardener, The Secret Diary and Time Travellers.

Other recent theatre credits include: Wild (The Unicorn), Us and Them (Commissioned by the Home Office for Luton Sixth Form College), Threads (Hat Factory), Roll Credits (Rich Mix), You Obviously Know What I’m Talking About (Edinburgh Festival & Tour), Waterproof (Site-Specific).

Teresa is currently under commission from Iris Theatre to write a female led version of Robin Hood to be presented at The Actor’s Church Covent Garden in Summer 2021.

In 2019, Teresa won the Funny Women Award for Best Comedy Short with her comedy writing partner, Samantha Lyden. In 2014, she was shortlisted for the IMDb Script to Screen Award and won the IdeasTap Short Film Fund Award for her debut short film script The Backseat.

Teresa is also the co-founder of How It Ended, an ambitious theatre company making work with and for young people. 


Associate Actor: Aaron Spendelow

Aaron has regularly performed at Wardown House Museum and Gallery. When Theatre In Museums was introduced, Aaron was one of the first actors to be cast and has since performed in 'Time Traveller', 'Secret Diary' and most recently 'The Horrid House Tour.' Aaron was also commissioned under the Theatre in Museums strand to create 'Tales for Tots;' an interactive storytelling & play session for preschoolers in Wardown's library.

Aaron trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School. He is an experienced Actor, Presenter, Voice Artist, Puppeteer and Writer. Aaron has travelled the world in a variety of productions for TV, Theatre and Film. Credits Include: Warner Bros, Dreamworks and CBeebies. Most recently Aaron has performed as the Storyteller & Puppeteer for Little Angel Theatre’s “If Not Here… Where” created in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital & Children In Need.

Currently Aaron is the Storyteller & Presenter for Cbeebies “Rainbow Adventure” produced by Step Inside Productions & BBC Children’s. He also creates unique and engaging content for children for His most recent creation is Riki Cycle, a children's show about the importance of recycling.












Website Development Partner: Claire Sully, Tickbox Marketing

About Tickbox and their Tech for Good, the tech behind Museum Makers.

Tickbox’s philosophy is to create web technology products that impact positively on the world around us.  They work with charities, community groups, heritage organisations and councils to achieve these aims.  Tickbox work creatively and collaboratively with their clients to evolve and innovate great ideas into great tech while staying cost-effective.

Tickbox worked closely with Luton Culture to conceive Museum Makers tech and engagement model, after the team at Luton Culture were inspired by the positive power of volunteering during the Olympic Games (GamesMakers) in 2012.

Tickbox invested in Museum Makers technology and used the model to share best practice with organisations across the country, while championing the achievement of The Culture Trust Luton and the Museum Makers project leading to the birth of volunteer makers.