49 Industry insights in total for Heritage
To succeed in curating you have to be highly committed to working with art and artists, be driven and motivated, but also flexible to new ideas and opportunities.
Joanna Terry has strategic management of the Joint Archive Service for Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Ben Giles, a Creative Apprentice at the Royal West England Academy of Art, describes how he learns on the job while doing a qualification in Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations.
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.
What is it like to work in a museum, planning the programme of activities, talks and educational events? Julia Kirby, Learning Manager for Birmingham Museums Trust, shared four pieces of advice for getting into heritage education.
Trevor Hardy is Master Mason at Hardwick Hall, a National Trust property in Derbyshire. He spoke about his career journey as a stonemason, and the skills needed to start out in stonemasonry.
John Warland started Mind The Gap Tours, a tour company that guides visitors by bike to London heritage attractions. He shares how the idea began and his top 3 insights for running heritage tours.
Mark Thompson is the records manager at the British Red Cross. He is responsible for all records that need to be retained for legal or business reasons.
People all over country volunteer in public libraries. They support the work of library staff, helping to extend the range of services available in libraries within their local community.
Diane Lees is the Director-General of the Imperial War Museum. Before that, she was the director of the V&A Museum of Childhood. She spoke about her diverse working days, exhibition ideas, and leadership challenges.
Brenda Burgess is an artist and sculptor who runs art workshops for children at Leeds Castle and various schools in Kent. She spoke about her career journey and shared advice for earning an income from art.
Jeremy Hill is the Research Manager for The British Museum and led the 'History of the World through 100 objects' project. He shares his journey and 7 tips for a being a good recruit.
Three education practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, Chatsworth House and Derry Tower Museum spoke about their career journeys, and why an arts organisation's education department is a valuable asset.
Emma is a freelance heritage illustrator, who works on trails, guidebooks and maps for stately homes and castles. She uses her own experiences to discuss ten myths about illustration.
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.
National Trust volunteer co-ordinator Jimmy Milliken talks about his job, and reveals the mythical origin of a heritage site in Northern Ireland.
If you’re considering a route into a cultural heritage career, or are looking to recruit volunteers, here are nine things you should know about volunteering in the sector.
As a specialist archaeological illustrator, Tanya Berks creates artistic reconstructions of archaeological sites, but also assists with land surveying, technical drawing, and conservation. She spoke about her career journey.
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.
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.
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