My background is in Fine Arts and I have a double Honours Degree in Textiles and Art History. In 2011 I completed my Phd.
My doctoral research investigated the role of museum objects in storytelling, with the primary aim being to preserve the stories gathered and reconnect them to relevant artefacts and collections in Riverina museums.
I have a particular interest in domestic textiles and women’s history and have a publication history in this area.
I am currently working as Museum Advisor with Lachlan Shire Council (Condobolin Museum) and Tumut Shire Council (Adelong, Tumut and Batlow Museums) and as a Significance Researcher for the Museum of the Riverina.
Over the last few months I have enjoyed working with the Condobolin Museum committee to develop layouts and themes for the opening of their new museum.
I’m working on research for the Lost towns of the Adelong goldfields area and significance research in Tumut. The building extensions at Batlow which will enable the highly significant Land Army collection to be exhibited in an appropriate manner is also something I’m looking forward to.
The Museum Advisor’s program provides me with a constant support network and access to current museum practice guidelines and contacts.
Museums involved in the program are nurtured and supported within a framework of skilled and passionate museum professionals, which is particularly valuable to small regional and remote volunteer run museums. Assistance with accessing and writing funding applications, advice on storage, conservation, displays and specialised training for volunteers are some of the benefits.