International Student Opportunities

We offer the opportunity for our students to work with university collections overseas, giving them the chance to learn how our international colleagues use and work with their collections.

International Student Museums and Collections Award, University of Birmingham and University of Melbourne

volunteerworkingU21 International Student Museums and Collections Award 2012 has been awarded to Emily Millward, you can follow her progress on her blog. Please check the website for details of next year’s award.

The project undertaken will have set objectives to be completed during the one-month placement. The student will also be exposed to other facets of the cultural collections, through activities such as attendance at meetings, workshops or spending the day with other museums and collections staff from across the university, including curators, collection managers, archivists and conservators in order to get a more comprehensive picture of what their work entails. This broadening experience will also enhance the student’s understanding of the different issues currently facing university collections.

The projects may include (or be a combination of):

  • Conservation/preservation
  • Significance assessment
  • Documentation and cataloguing
  • Research
  • Interpretation
  • Exhibition development

For more information on the museums and collections at the University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne’s see www.rcc.bham.ac.uk/index.shtml and www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections. For details on the Universitas 21 (U21) network see www.universitas21.com

Museum Victoria internship

victoriamuseumThe Museums Victoria Internship 2012 has been awarded to Emily Woolley. You can follow her progress on her blog Please check the website for details of next year’s award.

The project undertaken will have set objectives to be completed during the placement. The student will also be exposed to identified cultural collections and other core museum programs, through activities such as attendance at relevant meetings, workshops or spending the day with staff from across the Museum, including curators, collection managers, educators and public programs staff, exhibition and online developers in order to get a more comprehensive picture of what their work entails. This broadening experience will also enhance the student’s understanding of the different issues currently facing the Museum’s collections, research and interpretive methodologies.