Co - Production Curator (Human History)
We wanted to find out a little bit more about Rachel so we sent her some questions and here is what she had to say…
- 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?
A polished stone axe. These have been developed by people all over the world, often independently and at different times, and are a wonderful example of how people, when faced with the same problems to solve and the same natural resources, come up with the same solutions. I love this as a wonderful illustration of the commonality of human experience and ingenuity.
- If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
The raven – they are inquisitive and ingenious, adaptable, empathetic and form strong family and friendship groups
- What makes you happy?
Spring, sunshine, rain, colour, animals (apart from slugs…) and music.
- What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
Reading and gardening, walking in the countryside imagining past lives and landscapes….