David Morris, Archivist

After completing an undergraduate degree in Fine Art I began working as a Gallery Warden at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.  Initially this was to gain experience in the museum sector, but my focus shifted to archives. While at the museum I began volunteering in the museum’s archive and to add to my experience I undertook a cataloguing project with Doncaster Local Studies Library.

During this project I applied for many archive jobs and was eventually appointed as an archive assistant at the Wakefield branch of the West Yorkshire Archive Service.  After completing my year long contract I went on to study for my Masters in Archives and Record Keeping at the University of Glasgow.  I finished the teaching segment of the course in April 2012 and returned to WYAS as an Archivist at Wakefield.

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