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Work placements

Birkbeck MA Museum Cultures and MA History of Art offers students the opportunity to to gain valuable practical experience of working in museums, galleries and archives. Every year we organize a series of placements in both national and in small, specialist museums. The placements are for two to three days a week over three months and students are supported by a named member of staff in the institution and by their tutor at Birkbeck. In 2017, we have the following placements:

Alexandra Palace Learning and Participation Team

Bishopsgate Institute

Archival Assistant

British Museum Interpretation Team

Bow Arts Trust

Gallery Assistant and Open Studios Coordinator

Charles Dickens Museum

Education Assistant

Fulham Palace

Learning and Curatorial Assistant

Gallery 106

Gallery Assistant

Geffrye Museum

Schools and Families Programme Assistant

Guildhall Art Gallery

Curatorial Assistant

Handel & Hendrix in London

Oral History and Front of House Interns

Harrow Arts Centre

Marketing, PR, Fundraising, and Arts Management interns

Horniman Museum

Collection Researcher; Fundraising and Membership Assistant


Digital Archive and Creative Learning Interns
Jewish Museum Schools and Learning Intern

Keats House

Front of House / Guide

Victoria and Albert Museum

Curatorial, Learning, Marketing and Conservation Evaluation Interns
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Geffrye Museum

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