Personal Details




Liz Heasman


London and South East


Advertising and PR, Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Multimedia, TV and Video, Any


Animals & Wildlife, Architecture, Art, Cinema & TV, Music, Theatre, Celebrities / Portraits, Current Issues / Social Documentary / News, General Stock / Royalty Free, History, Industry & Commerce, In-House, Natural World, People & Culture / Lifestyle, Science & Technology, Medicine, Transport, Travel, Geography & Culture

Work Experience

I undertake both creative or specific requests on a wide variety of subjects for exhibitions, publishing and television. I will project manage the research as required, including script development, budgeting, commissioning and copyright clearance – for images, film or original artefacts.


Clients include:
National Museum of Scotland
World Museum Liverpool
RAF Museum Cosford
National Maritime Museum
Museum of London
British Film Institute
Oxford University Press
Collins Educational
Virgin Publishing
Eaglemoss Publishing
Nigel Watson Corporate Histories
Readers Digest
Marshall Cavendish
Shell International
National Geographic TV
National Film Board of Canada
BBC / White City Films
Ralph Applebaum Associates
Jasper Jacob Associates
Event Communications
Land Design
Neal Potter Design


BA Hons. Fine Art
Post-Graduate Diploma in Film Studies
Typography and Book Design

Languages Spoken

Working French and German

Other Skills

IT skills include Photoshop, InDesign, Excel

Public Contact Details

Employment Details

Company Name

Liz Heasman, Freelance Picture and Film Research

Work Address

Work Telephone

07790 362388

Current Status

Full Time Freelance

Employment History

Projects include:
Oman et la mer at Musée national de la Marine, Paris
National Museum of Scotland: new world cultures and natural science galleries
World Museum Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool: new ethnographic and natural history galleries
The National Cold War Exhibition at RAF Museum Cosford
National Maritime Museum: new NMM museum in Cornwall and Time Galleries for The Royal Observatory
A Walk through the Twentieth Century: centenary art and science exhibition for Expo in Lisbon
Museum of London: London On Film
Canterbury Cathedral: Searching For God
Olesugun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Nigeria
From Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon (OUP)
The Garden of Buckingham Palace (Royal Collection)
Sotheby’s Concise History of Silver (Conran Octopus)
Extraction, Energy and Equilibria – Chemistry (Collins)
Weather, Climate and Ecosystems – Geography (Collins)
Military Heritage Magazine
Territorials: A Centenary Celebration of the Territorial Army (MoD)
The Oxford History of World Cinema (OUP)
Television, An International History (OUP)
Special Effects: The History and Technique (Virgin)
Royal Mail, presentation pack for newly-issued stamps
Nature Watch: Butterflies and Moths (Anness)
Shell International – picture desk
The Sunday Express Magazine – picture desk
Earth Audit – documentary on climate change (National Geographic TV)
Paris 1919 – documentary on Treaty of Versailles (National Film Board of Canada)
Sir, Letters To The Times 1914-1919 – documentary (BBC)
British Film Institute – the National Film and Television Archive:
– the Stills, Posters and Design Collection
– the National Film Archive Viewing Service
– the Museum of the Moving Image: three-year project to set up the BFI cinema and television museum: script development and research
London Film Commission – two-year project to catalogue and manage the LFC film locations library

Do you have experience in commissioning other researchers?