Rebecca Jones

Assistant Curator

Portrait shot of woman in outdoor setting.
Growing up in country NSW, many of Rebecca’s childhood hours were spent exploring nearby gullies, long-used by neighbouring farming families as a tip, unearthing rusty prams, wrought iron beds, broken ceramic water filters - and many a bottle.  Holidays were spent in recreated villages such as Sovereign Hill and Swan Hill and visiting Vaucluse House.  All of this instilled in Rebecca a fascination with social history, material culture and built heritage and a desire for story telling and making connections with our diverse past.

With a degree in visual arts, a Master of Art Administration and a Master of Teaching Rebecca has spent 25 years working in museums.  She has been a committee member of Museums Australia NSW, and a Museum Advisor and Standards Reviewer for Museums and Galleries NSW.  She has previously held Assistant Curator and Collections Officer roles with Sydney Living Museums, and is currently working to facilitate loans for the Curatorial and Exhibitions team.

In 2016 she co-produced the Digital Access to Collections strategy, framework and toolkit for the GLAM Peak national body of cultural institutions and researched and produced the Wollongong Heritage and Stories website, prior to joining Sydney Living Museums.

Rebecca is passionate about Sydney Living Museums and the role we play in connecting visitors to their heritage and our collective stories.

 

Stories by Rebecca Jones