I am Stephanie Rosestone and I am a museum professional working to enhance learning, access and engagement within the cultural sector. I started my professional life working as both a Primary and Secondary teacher before first joining the cultural sector as an Education Officer at the State Library of Victoria.
Since then I have undertaken a range of roles in different organisation and become an active member of the profession – most recently as a member of the Australian Museum and Galleries Association Education Network Committees (Vic and National).
In my current role, as the Engagement Learning and Programs Manager at the National Wool Museum in Geelong, I design innovative programs, experiences and engagement opportunities for a diverse range of audiences. I am also the coordinator for our amazing team of volunteers.
Previously I worked as a Costumed Teacher and Education Officer at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Australia. As a Costumed Teacher delivered two-day immersive role-play experiences for upper primary students, where we recreated school life on the goldfields in the 1850s. As Education Officer I delivered programs to students of all year levels as well as leading the initiation of the Sovereign Hill Education Digital Strategy – including implementing the Sovereign Hill Education Blog.
I am an advocate of immersive, participatory and accessible learning experiences – both in person and online. I believe in the great importance of cultural organisations and their ability in inspire, engage and educate our community.
This blog contains reflections about museums, audiences, education, digital learning and various other thoughts and comments. Please note that the opinions expressed in this blog are my own and are in no way intended to represent those of the National Wool Museum, the City of Greater Geelong or any other organisation.