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|Industry||Museums or Libraries|
|Location||Hampshire, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Mike Chisholm, a late vintage boomer, born in 1954. Unlike Premier Cru boomers, I never lived in The Land Before Rock'n'Roll, a crucial distinction.
State-educated in the People's Republic of Stevenage (a New Town north of London, England), I surprised everyone by being admitted to Balliol College, Oxford and, having got a taste for student life, went on to further studies at the University of East Anglia and University College London.
Finally facing the realities of employment in the grim late '70s, I became a librarian in the university sector, where I worked from 1984-2014. It has been gratifying (and slightly mystifying) to discover that this is actually a dream job for many people. On reflection, they're probably right.
However, I have always maintained a serious and sanity-saving parallel existence as an artist-photographer and bookmaker. Now that I have retired, I intend to give these activities my undivided attention.
I may be contacted as:
mic "at" soton.ac.uk or chisholm.m.i "at" gmail.com