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Jessica Turtle

Museum of Homelessness

Jess is the co-founder of the UK’s first Museum of Homelessness, which is being developed by people from all walks of life, including – and in particular – those who have been homeless.

As well as developing the Museum of Homelessness, she works on the Policy and Programmes team at the Museums Association, running Transformers: Radical Change in Museums a mid-career professional development programme. Jess has worked in the cultural sector for 15 years, across a broad range of disciplines; theatre, craft, heritage and festivals.

Jess is Chair of Trustees for the Simon Community, a very special community of street homeless people and full time volunteers who live and work together in central London. Jess also sits on Battersea Arts Centre’s heritage committee. Jess holds an MA distinction in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck and is a visiting tutor at King’s College London, on the Education in Cultural Settings MA.

 

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