Hello, and welcome to my new blog!
I have now completed my yearlong traineeship as a biology curator at The Manchester Museum, which you can read all about here. I am now embarking on the first year of my AMA qualification. This means I will be pursuing my professional development, whether it is in paid work or not.
Currently, what I’m expanding upon is my strength in Neotropical Biology and Ecology and now I can continue to use and strengthen these skills and become a valuable asset to a museum that may lack this knowledge. I do of course, want to to learn about other aspects of Biology and Ecology, but since this is a strength of mine, both my mentor and I have agreed it would be good to continue to study this. This means strengthening my identification and taxonomic skills in this field, using them in a collections environment so that I can become more proficient at helping scientists, researchers and visitors and going on courses that can teach me such things.
Other things I’m excited about pursuing are learning how to preserve spirit collections and working on exhibitions- Unfortunately neither of these were things I had the opportunity to explore during my traineeship.
This blog will serve as a record of some of the things I embark on in the next two years. So, hope you enjoy reading that’s to come!