Sue McAlpine is currently freelancing as a curator, working especially in community engagement in museums and now as part time curator for the Migration Museum Project. She joined Hackney Museum in 2006 curating exhibitions, managing collections and working closely with Hackney’s communities. She worked in Notting Hill as a carnivalist, oral historian, exhibition designer and community historian. In 1990 she established an education service at Gunnersbury Park Museum and was Education Officer at the Museum of London from 1977.
Sue is also learning to be a facilitator using storytelling and narrative as a way of transforming conflict. Sue has four children and lives with her partner Bill Bingham, an actor and journalist, on the borders of Hackney and Islington.