Kirsty originally trained as a biologist and worked for the department of Scientific and Industrial Research before her OE in Edinburgh. On her return to NZ she re-trained as a librarian and is now the Principal Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, Heritage Collections based in the Central City Library.
Part of her work is to care for the photograph, archive and oral history collections in Sir George Grey Special Collections.
You are able to see some of the rich collections held by the Auckland Libraries (including The PumpHouse Theatre) at Kura: Heritage Collections Online.
Kirsty will share with us what is involved in her work and why it is important to preserve the past.
About Creative Talks
Stories are at the heart of creativity. The PumpHouse Theatre’s series of Creative Talks is an informal early-evening event where local artists and creatives share their stories and ideas with our community whether they have a lifelong passion or are new to the arts.
This programme of free Creative Talks spotlights a wide range of the arts, giving audiences a behind the scenes insight into the world of the creative process.
From multicultural arts to theatrical performance, by way of actors, authors, poets and playwrights, there is something for everyone with an interest in the arts and what inspires and drives creativity.
Creative Talks are held monthly at The PumpHouse Theatre and entry is free.