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Brown, Cynthia (17 of 31).  Oral History of Oral History

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    2014-01-20, 2014-02-26, 2014-04-02, 2014-05-22, 2014-06-03, 2014-09-16, 2014-10-28, 2014-11-26, 2015-01-07, 2015-02-17

  • Interviewees

    Brown, Cynthia (speaker, female)

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    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 17: Was at the Living History Unit just over four years up to April 1997. Unitary status implementation was not easy. She went for the education officer post and got it. Describes what happened to the Living History Unit. Cynthia used to em-ploy sessional staff to work with schools. She worked at the archaeological museum at Jewry Wall. Lists other museums she worked with and work she did. Mostly primary schools, very few secondary. [15:40] She was the lead in working with work experience students in the museums. Was a judge making awards to Leicestershire museums, and at the awards ceremony a woman came up to her and identified herself as having a work experience placement which inspired her to work in museums. Also had museum studies students at the University of Leicester. Part of the role was to find placements in the museums. Further description of job and sites.

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    Life story interview with Cynthia Brown, museum oral historian and former Project Manager of the East Midlands Oral History Archive

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