Team Joe in the Collections Study Centre

Team Joe working in the Collections Study Centre.

Team Joe working in the Collections Study Centre.

Joe Lisle is a regular volunteer at the Museum, he comes in for a couple of hours a week with his jolly assistants Sonya and Kelly and makes a real impact upon the Museum.

Joe was born Cerebral Palsy and is a non verbal communicator, but this does not mean he has nothing to say. He gets stuck in with his volunteer placement and has led tours, maintains the picnic area and assists the Conservation team by carefully cleaning objects from the collection in the Collections Study Centre.

Joe’s placement is supported by Karen Brackenridge the Visitor Services Supervisor who has developed a scheme of work which allows  him to actively and  independently undertake the day to day activities undertaken by her team.

Team Joe’s visits to the Collection Study Centre are always a lot of fun and  have become the highlight of my week.

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2 responses to “Team Joe in the Collections Study Centre

  1. Obviously Joe is having a fantastic time and enjoying his work at the museum and his jolly assistants look like they are working hard. well done to manchester Museum on supporting Joes placement and allowing him to contribute.

  2. Well done to Joe by allowing us to contribute by having him there, and educating everyone of us. My Friend is lucky to have Brian and Sandra as such amazing parents you should be proud! My only criticism could be Sonya, & Kelly, but I suppose even they are great in their own way. They would be better if they left me and Joe to go on a road trip 🙂

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