Tabitha is based at Keats House in Hampstead. She will be working on a range of projects such as events, archival work and audience engagement in collaboration with the 200th anniversary of Keats living at the property.
As a recent social anthropology graduate, discussions around the politics of representation at university sparked her interest in the role museums have in society. After volunteering in several oral history projects, exhibition curation and at the Migration Museum, Tabitha has seen how influential community heritage can be to accessibility and participation in museums. Building on her previous experience, she hopes to try new ideas to bring in new audiences to Keats House and engage more people with poetry. Tabitha is looking forward to working with the other trainees to develop skills and think critically about the future of museums and the heritage sector.