Behind the Scenes – Meet Francesca Pellegrino

FranHello, my name is Francesca Pellegrino and I am the Heritage and Venue Team Manager. I have been with the museum for just over 6 years now. I started on a temporary contract for 3 years as the Audience Development Officer, then I got a role as the Commercial Activities Officer before getting my current role in June 2019.

The job role I’m currently in consists of managing the staff within the Heritage and Venues team as well as overseeing the projects and budgets for the team.

 

I do enjoy working with the Heritage and Venues team but also the wider Community, Culture and Wellbeing service. As a result I’d certainly recommend this team as its very creative and supportive. The role and work we do is very varied and no matter what your role is you get a chance to get involved in lots of different types of work.

This can be everything from collections work, exhibitions, marketing and customer services.

I do enjoy visiting other museums and culture/heritage sites in my spare time but once you work for a museum you can’t help but look for ideas at these places even when you are not at work!

Following my GCSEs, I decided to do A-Levels in English, Art, Religious Studies and French. I followed this by going to college for one year to do an Art Foundation and then finally went to University to do a History of Art degree which took 3 years.

My favourite object in the museum…well this is a tough one as I have many! I love art so I do really love all the pieces by Walter Spradbery we have in the collection.

1996.49.3 Sunet on the Somme

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