Rose Jeanette Hellyar

Exhibition assistant volunteer at Peninsula Arts Gallery

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I am all about museums and archives with a high interest in care of collections, and researching, writing and editing about particular subjects surrounding Art History, especially in paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I am a methodically, organised worker with experience in handling artworks, checking artwork conditions and writing reports of any damages to the artworks. I have undertaken research for my thesis at the National Portrait Gallery Archives, handling old paperwork, going through portrait reproductions within the gallery's collections. I undertook a six month placement with Plymouth Arts Centre working within the centre's archives using my museological knowledge of art storage, and how audiences respond to collections on exhibition as well as what the best conditions are to transport the collections. I also undertook a online course with the University of Glasgow on Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime which studied the impact of collections and archive materials in museums and their value. It also looked at forgeries, how to detect them and case studies of vandalism in museums.
I was also selected for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, to present my thesis and I have done the accredited Plymouth Award, as well as achieved the Buckingham Palace Certificate of Assistant for voluntary work with Girl Guiding UK at the Queen's Annual Garden Party in 2014.

Company Name: 
Peninsula Arts Gallery
Role / Position: 
Exhibition Assistant Volunteer