Lisa’s association with the Museum started at the age of 17, when she worked with the Curator, Dr Paul Robinson, as an A-level placement student. A year later, she enrolled as an archaeology undergraduate at Southampton University. In 1998 she graduated with a BA (Hons) degree. Lisa then went on to gain a Masters degree in Museum Studies from Leicester University. In 2001 she was appointed Assistant to the Curator at Longleat House, where she worked until 2004, leaving to take up the post of Documentation Officer at Wiltshire Museum. In 2005 Lisa was made Assistant Curator and promoted to Curator in 2008.
Lisa’s first major project at the Museum was to document the collections and working with a team of thirty volunteers, the collections are now catalogued, photographed and available to search online. http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/collections/. Since then Lisa has worked with the Director on the new Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries, which opened to the public in 2013 and the Anglo Saxon Gallery which was completed in 2015.
Lisa is currently working on another gallery project, to showcase touring exhibitions, as part of the Ready to Borrow Scheme, run by the South West Museum Development Programme and the Arts Council. The new Oexmann Exhibiton Gallery will feature a new hanging system for artwork, bespoke lighting and high security display cases. The space will meet the requirements of the Government Indemnity Scheme which means the Museum can borrow objects from National Museums, including the British Museum.