Hello, very pleased to meet you, my name is Kerry, and I am the new trainee at the George Marshall Medical Museum and The Infirmary.
I originally hale from the sunny climes of New Zealand, but have resided in the UK for over 15 years. I studied right here at the University of Worcester, gaining my undergraduate degree in archaeology and heritage. I have volunteered on excavation sites up and down the country and have worked on contracts right here in Worcestershire, sub contracting out my skills and time to a freelance archaeologist in the county. However, museums is where my heart truly lies…
I have volunteered here at the George Marshall Medical Museum when I have been available, undertaking various duties from spring cleaning and taking part in the Oral History Project, to helping with the object move to the brand new sister site, The Infirmary.
The role that I will be bringing to both sites will be to promote the museums giving them both a higher profile amongst other heritage sites in and around Worcester, and to expand our audience. I have had some previous experience of marketing as I lead a busy dance troupe in my spare time and often organise events that I promote.
The Infirmary site host a really interesting interactive exhibition with the main artefact being the building itself, and the George Marshall Medical Museum based on the Royal Worcester Hospital site, contains cases of medical equipment spanning the last 250 years and is the place to go if you want to see death masks of infamous Worcester comvicts!
So…with that in mind, I do hope you come to visit both of these fantastic museums! Look out for new events coming up, oh and don’t forget to keep an eye out for us on The Antiques Road Trip television programme featuring us on BBC2 in the near future, I shall keep you posted!