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Museum Collections & Archive Team

Our passionate staff are dedicated to the Trust's charitable aims of learning, access and conservation

Isabel Benavides

HERITAGE & INTERPRETATION MANAGER

Isabel has worked in the museum sector since 1994. She is passionate about bringing history to life through playful, fun and engaging programming - whether actor-led performance, practical art and craft or digital technology. Part of the Leadership Team, Isabel's focus is on heritage and interpretation for the Trust.

Mary Ross

COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Mary has worked with the Museum Collections & Archive since 2004. Her main role is to oversee the storage and care of the collections and to assist with exhibitions and projects using the collections. She enjoys working with the diverse range of objects in the collections including archaeology, social history, fine art, photographs and archives.

Nadia Randle

COLLECTIONS MANAGER

Nadia is responsible for documenting and caring for our collection of weird and wonderful objects. She joined the trust in 2016 after completing her PhD in Ancient Roman History, and has been working and volunteering in the museums sector since she was 14 years old.

Pauline Watson

ARCHIVIST

Pauline has worked in the libraries and archives sector for 15 years and has a keen interest in social history. Pauline enjoys helping both the public and businesses with their research and enquiries. She specialises in family history research, and is currently in the process of cataloguing the archive to provide a useful resource for family and house history researchers.