Leaving A Legacy
A podcast exploring the legacy of Liberian sculptor R.V Richards, detailing his life endeavours and his work as an arts and heritage advocate. Hosted by Hermenia Powers, New Museum School Trainee at Art UK
part of our New Museum School Podcast series produced with Chrome Media
. Many thanks to the University of Michigan
for permission to use the MTiA radio archive.
Hermenia was based at Art UK, working as a ‘Digital Content Trainee’. Art UK is an arts charity that seeks to digitise all of the UK’s public art collections, to make art accessible for all.
Hermenia worked across different departments during her placement at Art UK, including the Marketing Team and Social Management Team. In addition, she worked with Art UK volunteers to assist and introduce them to the organisation.
Whilst studying BA Illustration at the University for Creative Art, Hermenia worked in several arts and heritage site across London, mainly at the Barbican Centre, where she invigilated at the Barbican Art Gallery, and also had the opportunity to host exhibition tours.
Hermenia continues to produce art in her spare time, in the near future she plans to start her own charitable arts organisation.
Since starting at New Museum School, she’s been inspired by how the arts can have a positive, long-lasting impact on young people, especially through great initiatives such as education programmes in schools.