Meet the Team at the Medieval Mile Museum – Over the next couple of weeks we want to introduce you to our team, and allow you to get to know them a little bit better!
Next up is Alice Norwood…
Your role in the museum: Museum Assistant
How did you get in to your role?
As a child I was obsessed with archaeology and much to my parents’ terror I used to dig up the back of the garden. I went on to study Archaeology and History of Art in Trinity College and now I am completing an MA in Museum Studies with the University of Leicester. I really love my job.
What is your favourite part of your job?
That is a tough one but I think my favourite part is talking with the visitors and telling them all about the history of the church and Kilkenny.
What is your favourite artefact in the museum, and why?
The limestone effigy of the monk found in the River Nore is one of my favourite artefacts because it was preserved so well in the river bed. When I look at it I can imagine the stone mason chipping away and creating the detailed shapes.
Favourite museum in the world, and why?
I recently visited the Sydney Jewish Museum. The museum design and use of first-hand sources are very well done. I would highly recommend a visit.
If you could meet a character from Kilkenny’s history, who would you like to meet and why?
I would like to have a coffee and a chat with Alice Kytler. Pick her brain on what life was like as a wealthy woman in Kilkenny back then. I wouldn’t be worried about her casting any spells that’s for sure.
If you had the opportunity to ask a character from Kilkenny’s history anything, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
I would like to interview William Marshall about his reputation of being the greatest knight that ever lived!
Favourite attraction in Kilkenny (other than MMM of course!):
Rothe House is one of my favourite places to visit. It is like stepping back in time and the garden is so beautiful.