Name and job title
Shelley Tobin, Assistant Curator, part-time.
What I do
Collections management, interpretation; advice, research, exhibitions ; deal with enquiries from staff and public, students and researchers; work with volunteers and student placements; host study days for specialist groups, give talks.
How I ended up at RAMM
I have worked in the museum/heritage sector for over 25 years, specialising in textiles and dress as a curator, author and dress historian; joined RAMM as a consultant initially. Combine with work as National Trust Costume Curator at Killerton.
Best part of my job
Meeting people and working with the objects-we are so privileged to have a fantastic collection of amazing pieces here at RAMM. Also love mentoring/working with students and the public and seeing them inspired to go on and do more.
What I'm looking forward to seeing/doing in the refurbished museum
Seeing elements of the dress collection on display at last! Seeing the lace collection accessible.
If you see me in the museum, ask me....
What's your latest exhibition?