- Age: 22
- Borough: Hackney
- First placement: Bow Arts
- Second placement: V&A
- Role: Gallery Curation and Engagement at V&A and Bow Arts
I have always been curious about the history of the places, people and things around me. During my undergraduate studies in History of Art at the University of Glasgow, this developed into an interest in the social history of art, archives and local and oral histories. During my fourth year, I completed an internship with West Dunbartonshire Council. Here, I had the opportunity to work with the Singer Sewing Machine Collection and Archives and co-curate a display engaging with the social history of the former Singer Factory in Clydebank.
Before joining STEP, I spent some time looking for work and volunteering with the Learning and Engagement Team at Hackney Museum. This involved supporting the delivery of heritage-based workshops for local primary schools. At the moment, I am undertaking my first STEP placement at Bow Arts and am really grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work with a wide range of people, from our volunteers to our studio artists! I am most looking forward to engaging with the heritage of east London through Bow Arts’ upcoming exhibition programme and furthering my interests in curation and engagement with the V&A.