Heritage Centre Grand Opening

Phew what an amazing few days!

After dashing about on Thursday morning making final tweaks to the displays, printing out captions and polishing all the glass cabinets suddenly guests were beginning to arrive for the grand opening of the Heritage Centre! The event was well attended with local media filming and recording interviews.

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After speeches by the VC Dominic Shellard and the President of the Royal Historical Society, Peter Mandler, the curtain was officially drawn back by the Interior Design students who were responsible for the initial design of the Centre.

Thanks to a flurry of tweets and publicity the Centre had a steady stream of visitors all day!

An article on the BBC News website celebrated the opening: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31836393. We were also featured on BBC Leicester radio, ITV Central news and BBC East Midlands news.

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About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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