I have had an interest in arts and culture from a very young age and studied Fine Art and Art History at University. Since graduating, I have worked at a number of heritage sites and this year have been working as a Trainee Curator at the London Transport Museum (LTM). I am now in a new role as Collections Online Assistant at LTM, developing their new recently launched website.
Throughout the year at LTM I have participated in implementing and de-installing displays. I also had the pleasure of project managing and co-managing two Poster Parades; one of which was advertised in the Metro. The temporary display of around 20 posters in the main gallery involved time management, research and interpretation and consultation with external contractors.
Earlier this year the museum launched a new Collections Online. A highly anticipated project, the website has been built to improve access to the collections and in turn encourage users to utilise and learn from over 200 years of social history. My job has been to monitor data entry, prepare catalogue records and maintain the Museum’s data standards. I have also been involved in testing, developing and evaluating the site, including Google Analytics. As someone who likes to be involved in hands-on jobs, I have also enjoyed working on preventative conservation projects within the museum and Integrated Pest Management.