Visitor Services Officer
Karina's first experience with Sydney Living Museums was at the tender age of eight, when she was asked to squeeze prophylactic lemon juice whilst imagining that she was a convict named Catherine, who had a bluing stain on her middle finger and was somewhat anachronistically self-costumed, at Elizabeth Farm's education program Transported in Time.
This was a memorable and influential experience in Karina's early historical education and ultimately drew her back to Elizabeth Farm, as well as to Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Rouse Hill House & Farm, to research her Honours thesis with the University of Sydney, theorising costume and authenticity in museum education programs. Karina is fascinated by the lesser known early to mid-twentieth century stories of SLM properties and, between stints in other areas of the organisation, has been a Visitor & Interpretation Officer for Elizabeth Farm and Rouse Hill House & Farm. She is now the Visitor Services Officer for Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House and Rose Seidler House, where she looks forward to expanding and sharing her repertoire of personally fascinating experiences.