Like all areas of the Natural History Museum, the Library & Archives are proud to take part in the Volunteer and Work Experience programme.
This week we had two new additions to the team, Christina (intership) and Jessica (work experience).
Jessica has joined us for two weeks, she is a 16 year old student from St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School, Finchley.
In her first four days Jessica has already been busy working on a number projects and getting involved in the work of the other Library & Archives staff.
She has been listing and describing birds from two volumes of watercolours from the collection of Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928), an english lady resident of India, until her death at the age of ninety nine.
A task she has already completed!
In addition Jessica has been working on an album from a collection of Earth Sciences (specifically palaeontology) themed stamps. As is often the case the stamps were collected and put into country order, so Jessica has been indexing the individual subjects (dinosuars, fossils etc) so that researchers can unlock the collection.
During her stay Jessica will be given the opportunity to learn about the work of different members of the Library & Archives team, as well as attending a Nature Live talk.
We hope Jessica enjoys her stay with us, even though she has the dreaded GCSE exam results day during the two weeks!