Hey all! My name is Anneka and I’m another new trainee on the HLF funded Skills for the Future project. I’m lucky enough to be placed at the wonderful Museum of Royal Worcester (or some of you may know it as Worcester Porcelain Museum)! It houses the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain, and I can wander around it over and over, each time with something different catching my eye!
At Royal Worcester I shall be working on events, hopefully widening their audience and getting more children and families in, to specially tailored fun family events. I already have quite a few ideas for this! I shall also be working on some more general events. All of which I am very excited about!
During my first week I mainly spent my time immersing myself in the workings of all aspects of the museum, from helping in the shop, to sitting in on group talks. It’s been brilliant fun, I’m lucky enough to work with some really passionate people, and my understanding of every aspect of the museum will really help when delivering successful events!
I’m originally from Worcester, I then went to Kingston University to do my undergrad in History of Art, Design and Film. After this I took a year out to work and save, before embarking on my masters degree at Leicester university, in Art Museum and Gallery Studies.
I was lucky enough for this dream traineeship to arise shortly after returning to Worcester. I am very excited to get stuck in further and make a real positive difference to the institution I’m working in, and get some new visitors through the door!