I now have to pack-up all my things and get ready to leave. Although I can't wait to see my family back home I am sad to be leaving Melbourne and all the people that I have met here. Everyone has been so lovely and it has been a real pleasure to work and socialise with them. I have learnt so much that I know will be of benefit to me both personally and professionally. More specifically I have learnt a lot about the University Collections here and there are particular processes that I know we can implement to great effect back in Birmingham.
Goodbye Melbourne! You have been a fabulous host city and I will certainly be back in the future. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that I worked with; all those people at the University Cultural Collections, the staff at the Ian Potter Museum and the Grainger Museum, the team at CCMC and the University Archives and also the two previous Melbourne award winners, Emma Neale and Emily Wubben (and Emily's lovely family) - we have the beginnings of a great 'award community'! You were all so welcoming and made a Birmingham girl feel very safe so far away from home. Thank you for everything, it has been a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.
|Children's activites at the Cultural Treasures Festival|