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Who got the job?

Curator, Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Fiona Salvesen Murrell
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MJ Online, October 2015

What attracted you to this post?

It was in my field of interest and part-time (I have a young family).

What does it entail day-to-day?

Curating the collection and house, managing the guides, volunteers and exhibitions, fundraising and developing longer-term strategies.

Most memorable experience so far?

Standing on the roof of Paxton House with the former owner, politician John Home Robertson, and seeing the estate at my feet.

Other posts held

Curator of art, Bolton Museum; curator of art, Towneley Hall Museum and Art Gallery.

Qualifications
 
PhD history of art; AMA; PG Dip art gallery and museum studies; history of art MA


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