August 23, 2023

The AMHT’s Collections Manager features in Octane magazine

The Aston Martin Heritage Trust’s Collections Manager is the focus of Octane’s regular “Autobiography” feature in the latest issue that hit the shelves today. 

Sophie Anderton is a cherished AMHT team member. Today she’s in the limelight as Octane magazine has dedicated a whole page to her career and what she thinks is special about the AMHT. 

Her interview with award-winning journalist Charlotte Vowden happened over a video call in June. The pair discussed geeking out on history, Sophie’s journey to the AMHT, and capturing human stories. 

Charlotte Vowden commented, “I’m sure many of us can relate to Sophie Anderton‘s opening statement and will be intrigued to know how she coped when she got made redundant in 2021.  

Spoiler alert: She describes her current role as Collections Manager at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust as “unbelievably awesome,” but it took hard work, soul-searching and a lot of geeking out to get there. “In the male-dominated automotive space…. I’ve never felt more valued,” she says.”

Sophie is a skilled museum professional with over a decade of experience in the museum and heritage sector. In that time, she has worked with collections dating from the Anglo-Saxon period to the modern day, ranging from archaeological material to textiles, swords and silver.

She has worked in all areas of collections management, spoken at international events and delivered exhibitions with international partners. She has worked closely with vehicle collections and their interpretation, storage and movement, including co-ordinating large-scale moves across Southeast England. 

Sophie loves sharing histories and stories, making them available and accessible, and is passionate about history, museums and archaeology. She has a long-held interest in battlefield archaeology and was a Trustee of the Battlefields Trust from 2017 to 2023.

You can read Sophie’s Autobiography interview in this month’s Octane magazine (edition 244) out now.

Click here to find out how to support the AMHT and Sophie’s work.

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