Hi, I am Lily, you may remember me from the Getting the Picture blog. I was the Museum Studies student working on the Lyell Project for 8 weeks and guess what – I’m back! I will be here for the next 6 months finishing off the project, so here’s a little bit of information about me.
I have been interested in palaeontology for as long as I can remember, since the first time I watched Jurassic Park. All I have wanted to do since then is work in a museum, giving information a new life by exploring the ways old stories can be used to engage people in unusual and exciting ways.
When I first visited OUMNH I fell in love. It was hands down the best museum that I had been to. All I wanted to do was work somewhere like that, and look at me now (follow your dreams, kids!). When I learnt earlier this year that I was able to undertake my work placement here I was ecstatic. The project looked amazing and I couldn’t wait to start. A few months later I arrived, and it was everything I hoped it would be and more. Now I am back I have the same feeling of elation, finishing a project that I loved working on. It felt like a dream when I was asked to return (for actual money this time) – I am still not quite sure it’s real. To all those out there looking at doing work placements one piece of advice: pick somewhere you can see yourself working and you will have an amazing experience. Trust me, I did. I can’t wait to see the end result of this project and I hope you guys are all with me on that. It’s going to be amazing.
Watch this space…