Author Archives: rachelcockett

About rachelcockett

Art heritage museums weird stuff. Fundraiser and donor. Equity. Acting to level the playing field.

Culturapedia | Director Sue’s thoughts on looking for work in the arts

After reading my post on job application tips Sue of Culturapedia tweeted the link below. It’s especially interesting on the culture of job centres and job applications >

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Some tips on job applications.

I have done a lot of recruiting in museums. I always encounter poor applications. Having just read through masses of job applications, I feel the need to provide some tips. It is really frustrating to read applications from: • applicants … Continue reading

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I was reminded of this blog I did a while back because someone pinned my potato riddler label… a tale of museums and tiny people. Also potato riddling. “Born and bought up in Whitby. I live in Worcestershire and work … Continue reading

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…ever AMEN.

Just moved my blog to WordPress. Rather pleased with my header. My picture of a sign in Warwickshire art gallery Compton Verney’s Georgian Chapel.

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The end of the Rea Aqueduct

I live in Worcestershire near the Leominster – Stourport Canal. An unfinished canal that none-the-less has left several marks in the landscape. OS maps detail a public footpath crossing the River Rea via a footbridge. Knowing nothing of the local … Continue reading

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Carpet Mill to Museum of Carpet

I am Curatorial Advisor for the Carpet Museum, Kidderminster. Next year their new museum, The Museum of Carpet, will open to the public. Yesterday I had a tour of the new site. Stour Vale Mill, the former Woodward Grosvenor carpet … Continue reading

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