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Emma Metcalfe Illustration

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Emma is an illustrator, writer and designer who specialises in working with museums and cultural organisations.

Emma writes and illustrates bespoke family activities, maps, books, trails and educational resources as well as one-off illustrations, murals and illustrated maps.

Emma works with museums, visitor attractions and publishers larga and small, across the UK and Europe. Current projects include designing a bespoke children's activity book for Southwell Cathedral, illustrating a series of prehistoric maps for Forestry and Land Scotland, and designing and illustrating natural history and ancient Egypt trails for Ipswich Museum. Her clients include the National Trust, Imperial War Museum, Castle Howard, Burghley, Peterborough Cathedral and many more.

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