I have an MA in Museum Studies and a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History. I’ve worked in the museum sector since the beginning of 2015, having roles as a Curatorial Assistant, Project Officer of Events and Exhibitions and as a Collections Information Assistant. Prior to getting my first paid role I gained experience volunteering at museums and with heritage organisations.
In my first Museum Studies lecture we were told that after the course we would never look at museums in the same way again; we would no longer be able to make a visit without thinking about things like text panel font size, lighting and interactives. They were right.
I visit museums to collect ideas and gain inspiration. I used to hand write notes on museum visits to jog my memory about what I saw in each place that stood out. I figured a blog could act as an online notebook for me, with the addition that it has the potential to inform and inspire others about museums.
Who knows where this will lead me . . . so long as it is a place where I can use material culture to inspire people about the past I will be pretty content.
Click on the markers to see my museum blogging trail so far. You can also follow me on Instagram (museum_mutterings) to see snapshots of the museums I’m visiting.