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Louise's imagination has always been roused by behind the scenes activity at the Museum as well as the histories of the millions of specimens it houses. She added her very own story when she found a dead fox outside the Museum and added it to the zoology collections! Louise always pursued her interests in natural history, and she first joined the Museum as a volunteer aged just fifteen. She later became a tour guide in the newly built Darwin Centre, giving her a unique insight into the collection upon which she was able to draw when she became Curator of Mammals in the Zoology Department.
Louise initially joined the Museum as a volunteer in 1997, eventually becoming Assistant Curator and finally, since 2004, was promoted to become Curator of Mammals.
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