49 Industry insights in total for Heritage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a period of volunteering, Claire Armstrong secured a paid internship at a gallery and was able to build a career as a conservator. She spoke about her work and shared three tips for getting into conservation.
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.
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.
Alison Baverstock has written books on being a writer and how to find a job in both publishing and heritage. Having worked in a variety of creative jobs, she shared 10 pieces of advice for any creative career.
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.
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 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.
David Johnstone, based in Edinburgh, is one of four records assistants in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) group records management team.
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.
Helen Marshall works in the knowledge and information team at the law firm Harvey Ingram LLP. 400 staff are spread across the head office in Leicester and the four other offices in the Midlands.
Joanna Terry has strategic management of the Joint Archive Service for Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Ruth MacLeod is the Heritage Officer for the London Borough of Wandsworth. Based at Battersea Library, she looks after the Borough’s archives and local history library. The Heritage Service holds records dating back to 1489.
Emily Ward is an archive assistant at the National Archives in Kew. She is the first point of contact for people who want to use the archives, which hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records.
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