The Museum isn’t all about handling precious objects and solving interesting research questions. There’s a lot of administrative work in terms of budgets, reporting and so on. Much of that work is done by the Cultural Services Assistant Manager, Mrs Cath Sheard. And then there’s the other sort of admin work such as assisting with repacking, sorting, labelling and recording thousands upon thousand of negatives.
Fortunately our Front of House Admin, Ms Mollie Oliver, has a good eye for detail and uses her time well. When Mollie isn’t hosting visitors she surrounds herself with boxes, full to the brim with envelopes of negatives, and gets to work on them. Slowly but surely our negatives are becoming more securely stored, and more readily searchable. How cool is that?