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Birkbeck MA Museum CulturesMA History of Photography, MA History of Architecture 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 2019-20, our placements included the following:

Alexandra Palace Education

British Museum

Interpretation Unit

Foundling Museum


Freud Museum

Curatorial Projects

Fulham Palace

Learning and Engagement/ Collections and Research/ Activity Plan

Geffrye Museum


Guildhall Art Gallery




Jo Spence Archive, Birkbeck


Kew Gardens


National Portrait Gallery


Paintings in Hospitals

P21 Gallery Assistant

Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington

Heritage Intern

Victoria & Albert Museum

Collections Management; Learning Department; Photography (Curatorial)

Whitechapel Art Museum

Archive assistant


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