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Our Team

We are proud to have an incredible team at Colchester + Ipswich Museums.

Their expertise spans a range of fields from exhibition design to collections documentation, curation and learning to administration. Our Visitor Services team bring the venues to life, while our conservators restore and protect the collections for future generations.

A major element of The Training Museum is the continuing professional development of our staff. Training and networking opportunities are available, both in-house and from external bodies, to support our team members in their day to day roles, as well as enable them to pass their knowledge on to others.

 

Meet the Team

Jess 

Collections and Learning Curator, Colchester

  • Creating and delivering exhibitions and events
  • Developing school activities and resources
  • Researching, documenting and helping care for collections, particularly Roman
  • Working with community groups
  • Developing new audiences

Bob 

Conservation Officer

  • Conserving and restoring collections
  • Monitoring environments for storage and display
  • Preparing objects for exhibition and helping install them
  • Co-ordinating collections care Volunteers
  • Helping document the collections

Harjeet 

Collections and Learning Curator, Ipswich

  • Creating and delivering exhibitions and events
  • Developing school activities and resources
  • Researching, documenting and helping care for collections, particularly World Cultures
  • Working with community groups
  • Developing new audiences 

Ben 

Business Support Officer

  • Managing schools bookings
  • Managing image and venue hire requests
  • Processing payments
  • Ordering materials and equipment
  • General administration 

Sarah 

Visitor Services Assistant

  • Meeting and greeting visitors
  • Delivering educational tours and workshops
  • Looking after the gift shops
  • Carrying out conservation housekeeping
  • Running building hire events

Graham 

Exhibitions Officer

  • Maintaining gallery spaces
  • Designing, manufacturing and installing exhibitions and displays
  • Producing exhibition graphics and interpretation
  • Liaising with artists, other museums and suppliers 

Sammi + Joe 

Trainees

  • Attending training sessions
  • Working as Visitor Services
  • Helping research and document the collections
  • Helping create and deliver exhibitions and events
  • Promoting museum roles 

Steve + Izzy

Collections Information Officers

  • Updating object records
  • Helping care for collections
  • Processing acquisitions
  • Responding to loan requests
  • Maintaining the collections database 

Jayne + Tom

Museum Managers

  • Forward planning
  • Managing budgets
  • Reporting on museum performance
  • Motivating teams
  • Liaising with funders, supporters and partners 

Museum Roles

Exhibitions

Collections and Learning

Visitor Services

Documentation

Management

Conservation

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We have been involved in several projects. Read descriptions of these projects and links to further information.

 

We run a variety of outreach projects, working with community groups and young people as well as offering reminiscence sessions for older people.

We offer a range of services to the public. From a free identification service to the portable antiquities scheme, we have skills to help you.

There are many ways to be more actively involved with the museum service.

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