About this course
The American Museum in Britain was founded in 1958, by two visionary American citizens who wanted to show the achievements of Americans in the decorative arts and to promote Anglo-American understanding. The museum collections are displayed in a series of period rooms from seventeenth-century Massachusetts to mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans. The museum also holds renowned collections of textiles and folk art. The placement will provide experience of the many different aspects of museum work; including room guiding, visitor services, archive, membership, administration, education, and research. Interns will be expected to move around the museum site in response to tasks that arise and will not always be based at a desk. The placement will be of particular interest to students who are serious about a career in museums.
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