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Kim Cruickshank-Inns, Museum Custodian

Who are you and what do you do?

Kim Cruickshank-Inns, Museum Custodian

What made you want to work in the Museums and Galleries at Eton College?

This job involves two activities I really enjoy doing; meeting people and learning about objects! I also get opportunities to facilitate creative workshops, which brings people and objects together in fun ways.

Do you have a favourite item and why?

For me working across the museums is like being in a candy store, there are so many different things to discover and choose from! All the items have intrigue, even the most seemingly ordinary can have a really fascinating origin and story. They especially come alive when a visitor arrives to revisit an object, sometimes bringing guests, as if it were a dear old friend. And seeing the delight children take in discovering something for the first time. So, I think, if I have a favourite ‘anything’ it would be appreciation of the pleasure the items bring to people.   

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