The Heritage Girl is a blog written by Naomi Daw that explores her adventures in museums, galleries and the heritage sector.
Naomi is a PhD researcher at the University of Sussex, specialising in popular culture and travel between 1789 and 1914. She is also a heritage professional and currently works at Brighton Museums. Naomi is based at the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, in the (mostly) sunny seaside city of Brighton. She has previously worked for the Sussex Archaeological Society at Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleves House. Naomi has also volunteered for a number of local arts and heritage organisations including Photoworks and Lewes Priory Trust.
The motto of The Heritage Girl is ‘my history, your history, our shared heritage.’ This reflects Naomi’s passion for our shared national – and international – heritage. Everything, from the smallest coin or pin to castles or natural landmarks, is part of our heritage. It’s something everyone in society has some degree of interest in. She hopes that by sharing her experiences in the heritage sector on The Heritage Girl, some of her passion for the past comes across – and someone else may inspired to find out more about heritage objects and sites around them.
Naomi is available to give private, heritage themed walking tours of historic towns across Sussex and Kent. She also takes bookings for talks to schools, colleges and community groups. If you would like to arrange a booking, please use the contact form.