Name and job title
David Bolton, Curator of Natural History
What I do
Curate the Natural History Collections - duh!!!
How I ended up at RAMM
In 1976 I got a job under the "Job Creation Programme" to document the RAMM herbarium. I worked with Exeter Archaeology Field Unit from 1977, was "head hunted" by building contractors, becoming a tower crane driver before coming back to RAMM.
Best part of my job
The variety - I'm still discovering new aspects of the collections - and the people I work with and have worked with over the years.
A funny thing happened...
A decomposing fox causes a stink in the Art Gallery. The smell of a rotting whale engulfs the whole museum. A meltdown in the freezer closes York Wing. Microwaved kippers don't go down well outside the the Nat History Lab and other smelly stories.
What I'm looking forward to seeing/doing in the refurbished museum
Visiting as a retiree.
If you see me in the museum, ask me...
When are you leaving?