Things I have learnt working in the Islington Heritage Museum:
- One of the first things I learnt and enjoyed about working here was to get to know the Museum. Roz kindly gave me a tour of the museum where I found a lot of interesting information.
- How to write a blog for this Project webpage, ‘Sifting the paperwork’, with content about activities I normally do.
- Get to understand the database of the Museum, ADLIB, and work with it to verify and compare with the Accessions Register to see if every Museum object is in the database with the correct number and description. For missing objects, I corrected them or added them to an excel sheet.
- Learn how the Local History Archives of Islington Council works, how it is organised and helped to find and classify some pamphlets for the Sadler’s Wells Theatre
- Learn to handle museum objects following training, by having to digitise some of them and upload to the database. Each museum object will have a photograph in the database to be recognized more easily.
- What I liked most about working at the museum of Islington was the digitization of objects, to take pictures of each one and get to know a little bit more of the stories of the Islington community.
(One of the pictures I digitise. Image: Booth’s Distilleries Ltd.)