This is my blog…

Hello all! 

I am Emma.  I am 25 years old and have recently started my new job at Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council as a ‘Museums Collections Management Trainee’.  This job is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of the Skills for the Future initiative. 

I am one of four HLF trainees at SMBC:  the other three being Conservation Management, Countryside Management, and Libraries and Archives Management. As part of the trainee role we have to keep a record of our placements.  I have decided to document my year of ‘on-the-job training’  in a blog format, and will share with you what I am doing and what I am learning here in Stockport – as well as passing on any helpful courses or resources I come across!

There are eight heritage sites managed by Stockport Council:

I will be based at the heritage stores, but working with and for these eight sites.  I may also engage with these other sites connected to the Stockport curatorial services:

The team at the heritage stores is: Katie Cavanagh – Team Leader, Collections and Exhibitions; Angela Nesic – Curatorial Officer; Janny Baxter – Curatorial Officer; Nicola Constantine – Curatorial Officer; Terry Mullaney – Design & Interpretation Officer; and Andy Pedroza – Technician.  I will be working alongside them and getting lots of help and advice from them along the way!

This is just a quick post to get me started – I have a box of goodies waiting to be accessioned – so watch this space as I will be back to tell you about my first two weeks on the job…  armed with embarrassing photographic evidence of me doing various collections management tasks!

Emma