Collections & Logistics Co - ordinator
We took five to have a little chat with Sally to find out more about her and who she is, this is what we discovered…
- 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?
My sewing machine. It was a present from my family and friends for my 30th birthday and whilst I still have a long way to go before I would win any awards, I love the satisfaction I get from making a piece of clothing or a homemade gift from start to finish.
- If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
As we don’t have my first choice of a unicorn, I would love to be the Himalayan monal pheasant because it is so beautifully coloured. I love birds and have always wondered what it would be like to be able fly as naturally as I walk around. I am afraid of heights though so I would probably be a rubbish bird!
- What makes you happy?
Being in nature especially walking through woodland in spring or autumn, or being by the sea. My ultimate goal is to retire and live in a cottage by the sea where I could watch the sunset each day with a cuppa. Or sleeping in my bed. It’s easily the most expensive thing I ever bought but it’s so worth it!
- What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
I love to… spend a Sunday in Darley Park with my family; play pooh sticks with my nephews; visit my Mamar for a sing song; meditate; run or exercise with my personal trainer Saima (really!); watch Derby County play with my Dad; dance; spend an afternoon on the sofa with a good book or pootle around exploring a new place with my other half. Oh and I love a good pint of real ale in a sunny beer garden.