First becoming involved with NHSN in the early 1990s, June has worked tirelessly for many years to catalogue, promote and inspire others can NHSN’s archive collections. Working first as a volunteer and then as a Trustee, June joined the staff team between 2002-2006 and again from 2014-2021. From academics and social historians to visiting school children, she has worked to share the social and cultural heritage of natural history in the North East for many years.
Working with and supporting a team of dedicated archive volunteers, June’s work has ensured that not only are the incredible stories of local naturalists not lost but brought to life in the present day.
Successes under June’s incredible tenure are numerous, but key achievements include:
The acquisition of the Sopwith strata, kindly donated by Life Member, Graham Carlise and supported by Arts Council.
The Many Faces of Bewick exhibition in 2003, celebrating the life and work of Thomas Bewick.
An exhibition of Albany Hancock’s exquisite nudibranches in 2006.
Working with Barbara Harbottle and many other volunteers to make the Margaret Rebecca Dickinson archive of botanical watercolours accessible online.
Delivery two successful archive projects funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland exhibitions with musician and artist, Susan Stenger.