21 careers advice results in total for Exhibitions

4 tips for a career in museums

 21 September 2015

For a career in museums you need to have the right approach to professional development, says Charlotte Holmes from the Museums Association. She offers 4 key career tips for surviving and thriving in museums.

6 tips for being a gallery curator

 20 August 2014

Héloïse Parke is the curator of The Aram Gallery, one of London’s only non-commercial contemporary design galleries. She offers six pieces of advice for working as a gallery curator.

Gallery Attendant, Sean Halliman, provides customer service to all museum visitors - including the Duchess of Cornwall. Image: Sean Halliman

Sean Halliman, gallery attendant

 22 April 2013

Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.

Lindsey Breaks works with exhibition objects and ensures that the right artefacts get to the right place on time.

Lindsey Breaks, international exhibitions

 9 April 2013

International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how she got started.

Technicians need a wide range of skills and may come into this work as a second job. Image: The Imperial War Museum.


 26 March 2013

Technicians use practical skills to maintain exhibition spaces at heritage sites.

Exhibition researchers select objects to feature in the exhibition. Image: RBG Kew.

Exhibition researcher

 26 March 2013

Exhibition researchers come up with content and storylines for exhibitions.

Exhibition designers need skills in drawing and model making, and an interest in 3D design. Image: Birmingham Museums and Trust.

Exhibition design

 26 March 2013

Exhibition designers help visitors interact with collections at heritage sites by creating hands-on displays.

Rachel Knight, head of exhibitions

 26 March 2013

Rachel is the Head of Exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum North. She describes how she rose to manage the exhibition department and shares three ways to enter into exhibitions.

Molly Brookfield uses the archive collection to create visually stimulating and historically significant exhibitions. Copyright: The Wiener

Molly Brookfield, exhibitions

 26 March 2013

Molly engages visitors with exhibitions on the Second World War, working with the world's oldest holocaust collection. She explains the ways that working with the archive is keeping her busy.

Most exhibition designers are employed by consultancies. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Exhibition designer

 13 March 2013

Exhibition designers control aspects of an environment to engage the visitor with a story or message.

On a crowded day, the help front of house staff offer can be a key influence on visitors' experience. Image © Peter Cook.

5 tips for gallery staff

 16 October 2012

Working ‘front of house’ in a gallery covers everything visitors see. Louise Emberson, Visitor Services Manager at Woking's Lightbox gallery, shared five tips for creating great visitor experiences.

Sook-Kyung Lee, Curator at Tate Liverpool. Photography by Roger Sinek.

Curator at Tate Liverpool

 21 June 2012

Sook-Kyung Lee is a curator at Tate Liverpool. She combines the academic approach of a traditional museum curator with a remit to bring what is often quite demanding work to a wide audience.

A key challenge is to keep audiences engaged and interested and wanting to come. Image © Chatsworth House Trust.

Working in a stately home

 12 April 2012

Employees at the Chatsworth stately home describe the challenges of working at a heritage site, and how their modern art collections brings in new audiences.

Colour after Klein, The Barbican, 2005

Senior curator at The Barbican

 23 May 2011

Jane Alison is Senior Curator at The Barbican, where she has worked for 25 years. Her work includes organising exhibitions and events, editing catalogues and managing a core exhibitions team of 12.

A central part of Caroline’s job involves curating exhibitions.

Being an art gallery curator

 25 February 2011

The Courtauld Gallery houses an internationally important collection of paintings from early Renaissance to modernist works of the twentieth century. We spoke to Dr Caroline Campbell, Curator of Paintings, about her creative career.

Exhibition guide

 21 February 2011

Exhibition guides and demonstrators help to educate visitors about a particular place or object. It is their role to bring to life a certain scenario or item, and to put it into the relevant context.

Exhibitions staff

 21 February 2011

Exhibition staff plan, organise and show exhibitions of artefacts, paintings or other objects. They work closely with curatorial staff. Exhibition staff have to consider the venue, lighting and heating and humidity conditions for a collection. They also have to take account of the security details for a show. They will work with a catalogue to label items and describe them. This ensures that the exhibition is as clear as possible to the public.

Heritage manager

 17 February 2011

Heritage managers are responsible for keeping or managing historic places. They can also be responsible for buildings and their contents or other historic assets in good condition. Heritage managers need to promote access and understanding. However, they also need to balance the use of the place with its conservation.

Moving and handling art works.

Art handler

 16 February 2011

Art handlers work with a variety of people to move and handle art works. They may have to work with registrars, security staff, curators and exhibition organisers.

Bridget Nicholls is the Director of Pestival.

Organising Pestival arts event

 3 February 2011

Bridget Nicholls was awarded the first Zoo Arts Fellowship at ZSL London Zoo. Her large-scale science arts festival, 'Pestival', was recently awarded Conservation Project of the Year by the Observer Ethical Awards.

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