Our Archives intern, Hannah Lamarque, has now completed her 6-week post. During that time, she has got to grips with our system for recording, preparing and depositing archives. That may sound deceptively straightforward, but Hannah has had to cope with a number of different systems – just when she though she had it cracked, we introduced her to a new set of guidelines! She managed admirably, though, and her efforts over the last 6 weeks means that we now have several batches of archives ready to deposit with Museums, and Hannah has a good grounding in the principles of archive management in the heritage sector.
Hannah’s steep learning curve also included getting used to the working environment in a busy professional archaeological unit. For an English graduate, that was a daunting task, but we think she survived! Hannah is now off to pastures new, in this case another placement, in a gallery in Paris. We wish her all the best, and thank her for all her hard work.
In two weeks’ time, we welcome Catherine Coates, who will follow Hannah in a 6-week archives internship. Watch this space to find out how Catherine gets on!