It’s been quite some time since I last posted anything, after returning to London from Canada, a little over a year ago, things were pretty busy! I secured a contract role at The National Archives, and gained invaluable experience in digitisation work whilst there. In October 2014 I started a new job as Archive Conservator at Bethlem Museum Of The Mind, which I am absolutely thrilled with. The collection is extremely interesting and diverse. It houses archival documents, bound volumes, photographic material and artworks, all of which I am now responsible for caring for.
The Museum is also in the throws of a monumental move. We are relocating to the newly refurbished Administrative building, within the same grounds as the current museum and the rest of the Bethlem Hospital. The move itself is not far in terms of distance, but I am currently heavily involved in the planning and organisation of the collection move, and all the logistical details associated with relocating 400 linear meters of material. It isn’t often that one gets the chance to move an entire collection, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the work it involves.
As my new job is part-time I am also increasing my private freelance workflow. I have recently undertaken projects working on maps, football memorabilia and watercolours. So please do get in touch if you have any enquiries!