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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 organise 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 2017-18, our placements included the following:

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

Foundling Museum

Exhibitions and Curatorial / Visitor Engagement

Fulham Palace

Learning and Curatorial Assistant

Geffrye Museum

Schools and Families Programme Assistant

Guildhall Art Gallery

Curatorial Assistant

Handel & Hendrix in London

Oral History and Front of House 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

P21 Gallery

Curatorial / Exhibitions

Royal College of Music Museum

Collections Management

Scouts Association

Collection Management

St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Paddington

Heritage intern

Victoria and Albert Museum

Curatorial, Learning, Marketing and Conservation Evaluation Interns

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Archive Support


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