Saturday, 23 August 2014

Summer Student Reflection 2014

           Having lived in Kimberley for twelve years I thought I had a thorough understanding of the small city. However, after working at the Kimberley Heritage Museum this summer I  can see just how wrong I was. On the contrary, I have only just begun to scratch the surface of the wealth of information available detailing Kimberley's rich history. Thankfully, I have been given the chance to use the many research tools available at the museum to expand my knowledge. I was able to thoroughly examine many photos and artifacts, and to read old newspapers, Cominco magazines and newsletters. However, the most insightful experiences were those I shared with museum visitors. Be it their mind-opening questions or their recollections of memories triggered by the museum exhibits. As the summer draws to a close, I am very grateful I have had this opportunity and encourage others to learn from the museum as well. 

      Although, perhaps the most important lesson I learned this summer was actually that no matter how many warning signs you put out people will still try and touch the exhibits when you aren't looking :)

Barbara, Summer Student 

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