Vittorio Ricchetti, Curator of Material Culture at Southend Museums, led a tour around the museum with special access behind the scenes.
Vittorio Ricchetti, Curator of Material Culture at Southend Museums, will lead a tour around the museum with special access behind the scenes. You will engage with a range of objects and explore themes such as identity, gender, self representation and expression. In this session, Vittorio will also discuss how to get into museum work and the types of roles you could consider as possible career paths.
With four exciting venues, Southend Museums is a publicly funded established service with a varied collecting remit, and dynamic programme of activity. Prittlewell Priory, Central Museum and Planetarium, the Beecroft Art Gallery and Southchurch Hall all have incredible stories to tell, fascinating collections and engaging displays and exhibitions on show. Our enthusiastic and passionate team cares for, researches and interprets these buildings and collections ensuring the communities heritage is accessible for many generations to come. The museum service plays a vital role in collecting, documenting, and exhibiting Southend’s history and heritage. We have over 50,000 objects in our care across Material Culture, Archaeology, Natural History, Fashion and Textiles and Fine Art.
Southend’s Twilight Worlds is curated by Elliot Gibbons and produced in partnership with TOMA (The Other MA), The Old Waterworks, Grrrl Zine Fair, Southend Pride, Metal Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Southend Museums and Essex Cultural Diversity Project, and is made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Essex Heritage Trust.
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