The curatorial department has been keen to support the next generation of curators and conservators and as a result has achieved a highly active internship programme. Over the past 12 months the curatorial department has welcomed 9 interns from 6 different university postgraduate courses into the Museum. These interns have been working alongside our curators on both Collections Management and Collections Development projects both at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden and at the Acton Depot.
The department has just played host to a conservation student, Charlotte who has been involved in many activities at the museum including helping the curators install a Poster Parade and monitoring for pests in the galleries and at the depot. Her main task however has been to work with the Collections Management team at the Acton Depot with the uniform collection.
Charlotte has been undertaking a collections review and has been assessing the conditions of all our textile collection, cleaning and freezing items where appropriate.
The curatorial department has also just welcomed two new postgraduate students from the University of Leicester who will be working in the department until September.