Museum of Brisbane

Meet MoB: Eomer Sweet

 

Meet MoB is a series that takes you behind the scenes at Museum of Brisbane. Get to know the dynamic people who help bring our city’s stories to life at the Museum. From curators, arts marketers, and educators to gallery hosts and installers, the Museum has a diverse team that brings its exhibitions to life. This week, we introduce Eomer Sweet from the Visitor Experience Team. Read on to get to know Eomer.

 

What does a day in the life of a Visitor Experience Team member look like?

As a member of the Visitor Experience team, no two days are alike. I enjoy being challenged and always thinking on my feet. With people visiting from all over Queensland, interstate and from around the world. I thrive on sharing the stories of the Museum and City Hall with everyone.

 

Can you tell us a bit about your personal background? What led you to your current role at MoB?

What brought me to Museum of Brisbane was a postgraduate degree in Museum Studies at The University of Queensland. I have lots of experience in customer service and presenting historical educational programs – all things I fortunately get to do every time I come to work. 

 

What is a fun fact or secret talent we wouldn’t know about you?

I have practiced Historical European Swordsmanship for about 25 years. I have fought at medieval fairs, weddings, the Japanese news, a music video on a London rooftop in the rain, and even for a Mayor at an Italian Club in Brisbane.

 

What is your favourite artwork currently on display at MoB? And why?

With so much choice this is a hard question to answer however, being English I have to express a preference for Donna Marcus’ teapot sculpture in New Woman. I love that it is made from re-purposed teapots –  I am always fascinated by art that re-purposes the mundane into the extraordinary.

 

– Eomer Sweet, Visitor Experience Team Member