HOP would like to wish a warm welcome to Melissa Bell who is joining National Museums Liverpool for a placement until the end of May, working on HOP and House of Memories. Melissa has written a couple of paragraphs about herself for HOP members:
“My name is Melissa and I’m a postgraduate student from Liverpool Hope University on the Museum and Heritage Studies course.
I’m very pleased to be joining the HOP team for my university work placement.
I will be working in the team until the end of May, learning all about the work carried out by National Museums Liverpool to benefit the lives of older people. As part of my placement, I will be contributing to the HOP website and newsletter, as well as helping out with the House of Memories blog, social media and website. I’ll be shadowing Emma, the HOP network coordinator, so you may see me out and about at meetings and events.
I’m very interested in how museums and cultural organisations work with communities, especially through fun activities like arts and crafts, singing and reminiscence. I’d also like to gain an insight into marketing and communications in museums.
I’m excited to learn more about what House of Memories and HOP do in the local community to inspire my future career in the museum and heritage sector. I’m really looking forward to getting started on working on all the exciting projects HOP and House of Memories have to offer. I can’t wait to get involved and meet lots of HOP members, and learn all about the work they are doing to benefit the lives of older people in Liverpool.”