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In my day: We quiz Hannah Crowdy on the time of her life

By Staff Reporter

Published 30/06/2015

Q. What was your decade?

A. I'm going to go for the 1990s, that's when I made the transition from child to teenager to adult.

Q. What was life like back then?

A. It was time of firsts for me - my first car, first holiday abroad without my parents, first unaccompanied trip to London, first job.

Q. What were you listening to?

A. My dad was heavily into music, so he was my biggest influence. I absorbed his music, from Bruce Springsteen to the new bands he championed, such as Nirvana and Oasis.

Q. And the style?

A. As a teenager I wore Levi's jeans, lumberjack shirts, wrap-around skirts, Doc Martens, Caterpillar boots, T-shirts and friendship bracelets.

Q. What has changed since then?

A. In terms of my professional life, it's great to see how museums have thrown off the stuffy, dusty personas of old.

Q. What was better back then?

A. Don't get me wrong, all the advances in technology have been amazing, and I'd be really lost without my iPhone, but it is worrying how we're all surgically attached to little screens these days.

  • Hannah is National Museums Northern Ireland's interpretation manager and project manager for A Viking's Guide To Deadly Dragons exhibition currently running at the Ulster Museum

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