Victoria Jenner is a new member of the Audiences and Content Directorate at the Ashmolean Museum. In her role as Digital Content and Interpretation producer, VictorIa works with colleagues across every department in the museum to consider how audiences engage with the museum’s eclectic permanent collections, whether that be digital or traditional mediums.
Alongside her work with the museum, she hosts the well-known lecture series for the Churches Conservation Trust, acts as Membership officer for the Society for the History of Collecting and works as a freelance content creator.
Following a Masters degree in eighteenth-century British and French Decorative Arts with the University of Buckingham and the Wallace Collection, Victoria has specialised in the architectural patronage of 19th-century women.
She has also worked as a digital curator for Waddesdon Manor, a Rothschild House and Garden in Buckinghamshire, P&D Colnaghi, a historic dealer in London, Bodleian Libraries, Grinling Gibbons Society and Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger manor.
Victoria Jenner will be speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit:
Evergreen Displays in Virtual Reality
The Ashmolean Museum has over 300,000 coins and currency in its extensive collection. In the Money Gallery, a small fraction of these convey how money can give us an insight into the history of past cultures throughout the world.
This recent case study celebrates a striking temporary display of coins and artefacts from England’s pre-Roman Iron Age, now made forever accessible in Vortic’s virtual reality gallery. The online 3D gallery also seeks to harness the power of virtual reality for the display of smaller objects in the museum.