Curatorial Interns

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.

Intern Charlotte

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.

3 thoughts on “Curatorial Interns”

  1. Thanks, we are really keen to give interns a great experience to prepare them for their future careers.

    We have had some great interns working with us who have really made a great contribution to the Museum . The uniform collections review has been a particular great piece of work. Well done Charlotte!


  2. Hello,

    It is very exciting that you provide some training to aspiring curators. I am also a museum professional and currently working with Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, India, as coodinator/ Asst Curator, it is an upcoming museum and the construction work of museum is almost complete. Very soon we will be entering in the phase of display. The mission & objectives as well as collection is similar to London Transport Museum. I would love to get training from your prestigious organisation. If there are any internship or sponsorship programmes I would like to be part of it and utilize the training and skills for the betterment of Heritage Transport Museum. Is there any option if I can get sponsorship through British Council. Looking forward to a positive response.

    Thanks & Regards
    Ragini Bhat


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