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Pictured Vikki Jessop, the Assistant Collection Manager at the British Museum.

20 Apr 2018

British Museum's Assistant Collection Manager to share tips and tricks at upcoming talk

Pictured is Vikki Jessop.

Vikki Jessop will discuss ways in which different artworks can be installed in different places next Thursday (26 April) as part of a talk at Cope Auditorium.

The Assistant Collection Manager at the British Museum will share examples of best practice, including how to plan and prepare, and her own professional experience as well as examples from others.

Vikki, who currently works in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, began her career in the arts by volunteering in galleries and museums across Birmingham and Liverpool after finishing her A-Levels.

She undertook an apprenticeship at Ikon, Birmingham, before moving to London to work at Whitechapel Gallery with Rachel Whiteread on her permanent site-specific commission for the building.

Vikki then joined the V&A’s technical services team whilst still working at Whitechapel Gallery as a Duty Manager and installation technician.

Within a year of being at the V&A, Vikki was appointed Head Technician for the Disobedient Objects exhibition which opened in 2014.

Vikki has also freelanced for several galleries across the UK and worked on mount-making for Banksy’s 2015 Dismaland project.

All are welcome to attend the talk, which is to run from 10am-11am. It is a free event, simply turn-up. More information can be found here.