Your name: Jem
Your chosen object: Little Owl (taxidermy handling object)
The museum the object is in: Museum of Natural History
What connection the object has to your volunteering: The object was part of an Arts Award for blind and partially sighted children, which I volunteered for.
Why you’ve chosen the object: It’s my favourite because I remember all the kids loving how soft its feathers were (an opinion that I shared).
It’s a lovely object, and I have to admit to trying to find ways to sneak in a pat or two during breaks and pack-up!
Jem volunteered for a session run by Susan Griffiths (Community Engagement Service), in which a visually impaired artist helped children make memory boxes based on different textures they felt around the museum.