Hello, thanks for stopping by!
My position is at the Elgar Birthplace Museum, a lovely gem of a place, tucked away in the beautiful countryside just outside Worcester city centre. The museum is dedicated to the life and music of Sir Edward Elgar and was established at his request shortly after his death; since then, the museum has grown, and now consists of both the cottage in which he was born, and a visitor centre in which some of the museum’s vast collection is on display. My work here is focused mainly upon family events and fundraising, and I’m looking forward to introducing lots of children to this amazing place. Mainly I’m excited about being in a role that allows me to combine my interest in creating child-friendly museum environments with my love of music.
I’m originally from Leeds and have moved down for my new job (yey!) to a house that is quite literally in the middle of a field, which is interesting… I’m just glad that I have a good pair of wellies, slightly less glad that I have a terrible sense of direction!
I was lucky enough to study for my BA in English Lit and Lang in museum-filled London at King’s College London, before moving to Manchester to take an MA in Victorian Times (unfortunately more academic and less fancy-dress-orientated than it sounds) and to help with the (successful!) fundraising efforts for the restoration of the home of my favourite writer Elizabeth Gaskell.
I’m so excited about the next fifteen months, and just hope that my work will encourage and enable more children and families to learn about Elgar and his wonderful music!