Up and Running
The Heritage Centre has been open for two days now and already we have had 82 visitors, including groups of students, members of staff and interested public.
Today a visitor offered me a small collection of tickets he had kept from concerts he attended at Leicester Polytechnic.
Another visitor turned out to be one of the architecture students who had worked on the reconstruction of the Church of the Annunciation. I made him pose for a snap next to his drawing!
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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