Meet the team
Shannen Lang Learning and Administration Officer
The Museum welcomed Shannen to the team in April 2014 as Collections and Education Intern, and now takes up the role as Learning and Administration Officer. Shannen manages the daily running of the Museum and the volunteers. She also takes the lead on our education work and assists with the outreach programme. Shannen is also involved in the exhibitions and temporary exhibition programme. Shannen graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Hons in International History and Politics in 2015.
Charlotte Hall Collections and Outreach Officer
Charlotte joined the team in April 2014 as Collections Intern. Charlotte is currently the Collections and Outreach officer. She manages and cares for the 7000 objects the Museum holds, using her experience and professional qualification. She also assists with the daily management of the Museum, the outreach programme and the exhibitions and temporary exhibition programme. Charlotte has graduated with a MA degree in Museum and Art Gallery Studies at University of Manchester in early 2016.
Jude Wright Choices Project Manager
Jude joined the team in June 2015 as Project Manager for our ‘Choices’ project, which uses the First World War as a starting point for exploring the choices we make in times of conflict. Jude is responsible for the planning and delivery of the project, which includes a specially designed touring exhibition and workshop programme, and visits a huge range of people, from schools to community groups, women’s and parents groups. She has worked with over 7,000 people exploring conscientious objection, peace and moral choices then and now.
Sarah Bartey Museum Assistant
Sarah joined the team in August 2015 as a volunteer, before commencing the role as an intern in October 2015. From May 2016, Sarah took up the role as Museum Assistant. Sarah assists with the running of the Museum, oversees the ‘Object of the Month’ blog on the website and aids with collections and exhibition care.
Anthea Bickley Collections Volunteer and Museum Mentor
Anthea has continued to support the Museum for many years now in a volunteer and mentor capacity. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience from working in museums for all of her working life and the Museum appreciates her time, help and guidance.
Jago Parker Development and Fundraising Volunteer
Jago joined us in February 2016 as a Development and Fundraising Volunteer. He is pursuing fundraising and development opportunities, helping promote the outreach programme and seeking vital support from high profile individuals and organisations. He also assists staff with the daily running of the Museum.
Samayya Afzal Diversity Development Officer
Samayya joined the Museum in December 2016 to take up the role of Diversity Development Officer, running a 12-month project entitled ‘Beyond Prevent: Diverse Partnerships for a Robust Future.’ She engages directly with the region’s ethnic, faith and cultural communities, building relationships with individuals and businesses to increase visibility and encourage ownership. Samayya is currently preparing a ‘Peace after Partition’ exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the Indian partition, exploring post-conflict peacemaking stories. This project is funded by the Museum Resilience Fund, Arts Council England.
We are fortunate to have a number of volunteers who assist with the work here at the Museum. We would like to thank our previous and current interns for their valuable assistance.
We would also like to thank all of our past staff and interns for their support.