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A day in the life of Headstone Manor & Museum’s Curator

Residents of Harrow are lucky enough to have a few museums on their doorstep, including the incredibly popular Headstone Manor & Museum.

If you’ve ever visited this fantastic museum, you may wonder what it might be like to work there, so, in this article, we’re grabbing a quick chat with Headstone Manor & Museum’s Curator, Carli.

500 years ago, Headstone Manor and the surrounding land was part of a busy farm which supplied Harrow and London with essential food. These days, the site is a natural haven for visitors with wildlife, wetlands and flood basins as well as the fantastic museum which features a number of fascinating collections including industrial and archaeological documents and artifacts.

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Carli has been Curator of Headstone Museum since February of this year and she told us a little bit about life at Headstone Manor:

A day in the life of Headstone Manor & Museum’s Curator Harrow Online
Carli from Headstone Manor and Museum.

What time do you start work?

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“The start and finish times vary from day to day depending on how busy we are.”

What are your daily duties?

“I look after the museum’s collections which includes answering enquiries, planning and coordination of exhibitions and working with volunteers on a variety of collection projects.

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What’s your favourite part of the job?

“If I had to choose a favourite area, it’s the collections management side of my work.”

What’s your least favourite part of the job?

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“I don’t really have a least favourite – I even like checking pest traps!”

If life at the museum sounds like your kind of thing, opportunities often arise for work placements and volunteering and you can find out more via Headstone Manor & Museum’s website.

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