Kirstin Sibley is a Walthamstow historian with a background in project management.
For ‘Beryl Swain: Need for Speed’ (2019) Kirstin researched and curated the story of the first female solo motorbike rider to enter the TT Race on the Isle of Man in 1962.
Read her story in the zine here.
For E A Newman & Pilot ACE: Turing's Legacy (2017), Kirstin collaborated with the illustrator Andrew Baker to bring to life the achievements of Walthamstow-born Ted Newman. Ted helped develop Alan Turing’s ideas for a stored-program computer into a working machine – the Pilot ACE. Read more about his story in the exhibition newspaper.
Kirstin was runner-up in the Bringing Innovation category at the London Volunteers in Museum Awards in 2015 for her social media work for the Vestry House Museum (including research and audience development).
Kirstin's research for the Ex Warner Project (2014) provided a historical and architectural context for Lucy Harrison’s and Katherine Green’s exhibition and book exploring the social history of the Warner Estate in Walthamstow.
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Andrew Baker is an illustrator and academic with over 20 years’ experience in illustration. After studying at Liverpool Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, he is now Senior Lecturer in Illustration at Middlesex University.