Who got the job?

Curator (industry and transport), Black Country Living Museum, West Midlands
Tim Shields

MJ Online, February 2017

What attracted you to this post?

I’ve always been a fan of open-air museums because of the immersive experience they offer visitors. I wanted a new challenge working with a fantastic collection covering a diverse range of industries and transport.

What does it entail day to day?

A typical day can start in the office writing exhibition text and end in overalls inspecting the underneath of a vintage car or trolleybus. The constant changes in work clothing reflect the variety of the job.

What’s been the highlight so far?

Completing the restoration of a 1920s tram and seeing visitors enjoy a ride in it for the first time in 20 years.

Other posts held

Curator at the London Transport Museum.

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