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Introduction to Museums, Heritage and Exhibitions (Summer School)

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Nottingham Castle

Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 15

The world of museums, heritage and the arts is changing rapidly, and there is a growing need for people with skills and knowledge in heritage and education work. This course will introduce you to this world, and give you a practical insight into the industry today.

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10th July 2017 – 14th July 2017

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Course Description

In Nottingham and the surrounding region there are many nationally important museums and galleries, as well as castles and countryside estates that celebrate the city’s place in British history.

On this course you will:

  • engage first hand with the local museum and gallery sector
  • see how buildings old and new are attracting local, national and international visitors
  • learn about the museum sector and its funding, and how the interpretation of material culture can affect the artefact on display
  • examine local and regional history and contemporary cultures
  • develop projects and proposals that respond to new ways of curating to audiences today
  • learn from professionals about how marketing is exploiting the history of the region.

What will you gain?

By the end of this course you will have a developed a good understanding of how local and national cultural and heritage attractions function and strive to generate new audiences.

From this new found knowledge you will create a proposal, either individually or in groups, for an exhibition that celebrates the history and heritage of the region.

"Learning about the town of Nottingham, and all of England, was an irreplaceable opportunity that I most highly suggest to everyone interested in expanding their worldly knowledge." (CV)

"Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the program happen - I will treasure my summer memories through all of my life!" (NH)

Tutor Profile: This course will be managed by Neville Stankley who works with local authorities, independent museums and heritage groups as well as regional branches of English Heritage and the National Trust. He is also course leader for postgraduate studies in museum and heritage development.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813