I live in the Peak District and have two roles:
Collections Assistant for the HLF-funded Collections in the Landscape project at Buxton Museum
Having completed the decant of the museum gallery aided by an army of fantastic volunteers, there’s no going back! The redevelopment will be completed in 2017, linking the objects with the Peak District places they came from on the gallery, via the website, and out and about with digital trails.
Honorary Curatorial Associate at Manchester Museum
In 2015 I completed a type catalogue of the 17,000 strong earwig collection, with a history of its development, and in 2016 it was the turn of the Bess Beetles (paper in print).
Consider myself privileged to be working with these amazing collections!
I’m also in the third year working towards the AMA and in 2016 completed a U.Cert. in Biological Recording and Species Identification at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Previously blogging as The Diary of a Natural History Trainee Curator: HLF Curatorial Trainee in Natural History Manchester Museum May 2013 – May 2014.