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Work placements

Placement opportunities for MA Museum Cultures students

Every year we organise a series of placements for our MA Museum Cultures students, 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. 

Previous and current opportunities include:


  • Biggin Hill Memorial Museum
  • Jo Spence Archive, Birkbeck
  • Kew Gardens
  • Paintings in Hospitals
  • Swedenborg Society
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Wellcome Collection
  • Whitechapel Gallery


  • Foundling Museum
  • Freud Museum
  • Guildhall Art Gallery
  • London Transport Museum
  • Science Museum

Education and engagement

  • Alexandra Palace
  • British Museum
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • Fulham Palace
  • Geffrye Museum
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • P21 Gallery
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington (heritage)
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Westminster Abbey


  • Four Corners Archive
  • National Portrait Gallery


  • Museum of Brands


  • Anaesthesia Museum
  • Old Operating Theatre
  • Somali Museum