Not being the most committed blogger, I have neglected my duties over the summer, so in making a pact with myself to re-instate this blog and to use it frequently, I have realised what I have not blogged about since April!
Rather than bore you all with all the little details in one go, how about we catch up as we go along? The main purpose of writing here again, is to continually test my writing skills and also to keep the small community of you that kindly follow me, up to date with what is expected to be one of the busiest years of my professional career.
However, let's not get ahead of ourselves so I will get back in to blogging slowly and let you know what is happening to me this week. Tomorrow I will be interviewing Emma Ayling, Head Curator at The Priest House Museum, Wimborne Minster as part of my latest university project, exploring the significance of 'the artefact'. I have already subjected my mother to the interview process, asking her to talk about the family heirlooms and discussing the personal attachment that we all have to various valuable and non-valuable items in our possession and now it is time to explore this from a museological viewpoint. I am looking forward to the filming, not only because Emma is a complete wealth of knowledge and incredibly supportive of me and my work, but also because I am a novice to film making and editing so this is a new challenge for me.
This is all part of a much larger project that I am collaborating on with The Priest House, which I have only just acquired, I am being given the amazing opportunity of curating their Georgian Parlour - a fantastic honour and one which I am very excited about. I will be writing more about it in the very near future but for now, I am spending the majority of my time researching, experimenting and attempting to think very laterally.
I look forward to keeping you all up-to-date with my adventures over the next twelve months.......