Head of Curatorship and Curator of Making
Meet Daniel, Head of Curatorship and Curator of Making. To discover more about him, we asked him a few questions and here is what he said…
- Many of the people that Joseph Wright painted chose to be depicted with an object that tells us something about them as a person. What object would you choose and why?
It seems almost too obvious that I’m going to pick the Silk 700s but there’s more to it than first appears. Yes, I’m a huge fan of motorcycles and yes, working with a Derby-built motorcycle is a real joy but it’s more about what two wheels represent. It’s the freedom to take yourself off, on your own terms, to see and experience new things. The ability to travel without the confines of the road, or the bulk of a car, always makes me feel excited. The silk represents my wanderlust and my ceaseless curiosity.
- If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
I would be the Fox. He’s got a great little face.
- What makes you happy?
Seeing new things, when others are happy and a tidy desk. My dog. Sometimes Derby County.
- What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
Ride motorbikes, walk for miles around cities and the countryside, travel and play music.