The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Museums Association’s Diversify scheme offers more training opportunities in museums and galleries

The Museums Association’s Diversify scheme offers more training opportunities in museums and galleries

The Museums Association’s Diversify scheme, funded by Renaissance, is increasing the accessibility of museum careers to people from ethnic minorities. The scheme is successfully training people of African, Caribbean, Asian or Chinese descent for work in museums and galleries, with 70 individuals having participated in the scheme so far.

The MA is now pleased to offer:
Five one-year bursaries to take a postgraduate museum studies course, with a five months work placement in a leading regional museum service
An MA in Applied Museology with an additional 5-month Diversify placement with the Education and Research team at the Sainsbury Centre at UEA (this is in partnership with the University of East Anglia).

To find out more please visit www.museumsassociation.org.

Diversify is a strategic initiative delivered under Section 37(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976.

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