This is the post I have been dying to write. And now it is time...
On January 5, 2015, I began working at my favourite museum, doing my favourite job.
My title is Senior Registrar and I am in charge of the initial intake of all objects into a provincial museum that has over seven million natural history and human history artifacts in its collection. I work with loans, both for exhibition and for research, as well as oversee the acquisition process of all donations to the museum. It is truly my dream job, and everything I ever thought it would be!
This is not to say it is without its challenges. It is a high stakes / high stress job from time-to-time. Somehow though, with the support of my amazing colleagues and from my fabulous family, I get through it and learn even more about the joys and challenges of working in a museum. All the work experiences along the way have prepared me for the position, for which I am so grateful. And so I pinch myself each day I walk in and pick up my keys and walk past the ticket booths on my way to my desk and the thousands of emails and the oh-so-cool requests that come my way. I am ready - or am willing and able to be ready - for all that is asked of me in this museum gig and that, my friends, feels so amazing.
It is my hope to be able to share some of the experiences here now that I am musing even more about museum work . . . we will have to see how this goes as time is tight and I represent an institution as much as myself. It is my hope that I will work things out and will be here more than I have been in the past few years.
Thank you all for reading thus far. Trust me when I say that I shall be back!