Jacqui Grainger

Librarian / TECHNE AHRC CDAMembership

Biography

Jacqui is experienced with managing and promoting research collections of historical significance nationally and internationally. This experience of working with rare, unique and distinctive collections includes the development of collections that include rare books, archival, museum objects and fine paintings in heritage buildings has involved developing the vision and strategy for regenerating collections through increased researcher and public awareness of their strengths.

From 2007-2013 Jacqui was the Librarian at Chawton House Library where the collections are primarily of rare books from the long eighteenth century with a special focus on early modern women’s writing, the Knight Family Collection as a surviving country house library that once belonged to Jane Austen’s brother. From 2013-2015 she was the Manager of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Sydney Library where she created a road-map for the regeneration of significant research collections nationally and internationally which included a programme of exhibitions and events demonstrating the richness of the collections. Most recently at Shakespeare’s Globe she has worked with senior management and the architectural team on the proposed new Library & Archive, renewing the visitor experience and working as an advocate for the collections.

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