The Secret World of Museums

  • Creative, Personal Development
  • Location / Campus
  • Daytime / Working Hours


Are you over 16 and considering a career in museums or heritage. Are you planning to study museums, heritage or a related subject areas in September or beyond? Or are you simply curious how museums work?

Do you want to:

  • Know what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a museum?
  • Find out about the cultural sector?
  • Explore how museums work?

Then this 8 day course is for you. It will cover a wide range of subjects and is delivered by specialists who are currently working in the museum sector.

Dates: 14 August to 24 August 2017 (Monday to Thursday each week)

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Location: Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

What you'll learn / gain skills in

Topics include:

  • Basic Object Handling
  • Documentation and Research
  • Preventive Conservation/Environmental Monitoring
  • Presentation and Engagement
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Audiences and Accessibility
  • Customer Care

Each day of the Museum summer school is led by a different specialist working within the museums and art galleries so you can benefit from their experience and knowledge of the subject and gain a good understanding of the museum environment.

Participants may bring a packed lunch eachday or choose to buy something from the Café within the Discovery Museum.

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are required, but you should have a good level of literacy (at Level 2: GCSE or Functional Skills English, or the equivalent). Most importantly, you should have an interest in the museums and heritage sector.

The course can be attended by both the employed and unemployed.

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