LAHP Placement Scheme Launch event – 9th May 2017
9th May 3.30-6pm
The Dana Research Centre
165 Queens Gate
Please join us for the Launch LAHP’s Placement Scheme. There will be an introduction from our Director, Prof Clare Pettitt on what to expect from the Scheme in addition to talks from some of our Cultural Partners on the exciting projects that they have to offer. Hear also of the experiences of a LAHP PhD student who undertook a placement last year. Speakers include:
Jessica Bradford – Collection Engagement Manager at the Science Museum Group, Dana Research Centre and Library
Jane Giscombe & Barry Taylor – Dr William’s Library
Katty Pearce – Curator, Guildhall Art Gallery
Laura Forster – LAHP PhD Student
Talks will be followed by a networking & drinks session.
About the Programme:
The LAHP Placement Scheme aims to match the interests, skills and training needs of LAHP students with the needs and priorities of LAHP cultural partners, leading to a number of small-medium scale collaborative projects. Through a LAHP run process, LAHP students will be able to apply for research placement opportunities put forward by Cultural Partners.
Placements can be undertaken at times most convenient for all parties and there is no set structure for how the placement must be taken; students could, for instance spend 1 day a week or every day for 3 weeks on a placement, as is suitable for the project, the student and the partner.
These placements will enable students to develop, and support all kinds of interpretation and content for museums and galleries, engage the public in fresh and interesting ways, experience a working environment in a different sector from academia, discover new ways of working and new methodologies, and develop their employability skills.