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Eleanor, Preston Park Young Producer

Eleanor, a Young Producer at Preston Park Museum

I’m 23 years old and I am currently studying for a Masters in the History of Medicine at Newcastle University. When I am not completing my degree, I am performing with Newcastle University’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society or playing the flute in my local orchestra. I also enjoy sports, competing in several regattas with Tees Rowing Club and the University’s rowing. In addition, I am a keen Agatha Christie fan; an avid reader and I have also set up, with some friends, a history podcast, called Unlocked History, where we would discuss historical topics.

What have you taken part in so far in Young Producers?

I have participated in meetings where we have planned and organised upcoming events for Preston Park, such as a Victorian Photo Day in March and upcoming exhibitions. We have also taken trips out to other museums in the Northeast such as MIMA and Beamish Museum to consider how they engage with their visitors and understand career prospects in the museum and heritage sector.

What have you enjoyed the most?

I have enjoyed working with like minded young people and being able to work collaboratively to create something exciting for Preston Park. I have also enjoyed working with a museum I remember visiting as a child, and finding ways to engage young people in the museum.

What are your ambitions for the future?

My career goal is to work in the museum and heritage sector. I worked as primary school teacher for 2 years, so I have a passion for learning and engaging young people in history. This is an aspect of the Young Producers I want to take forward in my career.