Katharine Alston of The Deptford Ragged School Archive and Imperial War Museum London


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Continuing our series on museums and galleries, we’re thrilled to welcome Katharine Alston, Volunteer Director of the Deptford Ragged School Archive and leading in public engagement learning at Imperial War Museum London. Katharine is passionate about heritage learning

In this episode, we discuss:

  • An introduction to Katharine and her transition from teaching to museums (01:15)
  • An introduction to the Deptford Ragged School (04.46)
  • The work that Katharine is doing to address inequality in the borough (10:04)
  • Katharine’s lightbulb moment for starting her PHD on museum learning (13.57)
  • Katharine’s favourite museums in London (16:15)
  • The influence of Katharine’s grandparents (18:27)

If you want to find out more about Katharine, you can find her on Instagram at @deptford_ragged_school_archive and Twitter @art_e_facts

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