Wednesday 29 October 2014
10am - 4.30pm
For ages 13-18

Are you in secondary education and interested in a career in museums?  The University of Cambridge Museums has organised a one day event to give students an understanding of the variety of jobs available through museums.  Below is an example of a previous programme held at the Fitzwilliam Museum and The Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The event is free and lunch is provided.

For more information, and to sign up, please provide your name and the school you attend in an email to Amanda Lightstone at  Please also advise her of any special arrangements (dietary/access) that need to be put in place.

Or, you may post your letter of interest to:
University of Cambridge Museums, c/o The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

Example schedule:

Work Experience Taster Day

10am – 4.30pm
10am - Arrival
10.10am - Welcome from Fitzwilliam Museum Assistant Director
10.20am - A Day in the Life of a Conservator
11am – Break
11.10am – What does a Museum Registrar do?
11.30am – Introduction to the Fitzwilliam Museum galleries with the Sessional Gallery Teacher and Arts Award Coordinator
12.15pm – Museum logistics presented by the Facilities Manager
12.30pm – Presentation by University Outreach
12.50pm – Lunch with the Creative Apprentices
1.20 pm – Walk to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science
1.30pm – Visit the Whipple Museum
3pm – Return to the Fitzwilliam Museum
3.15pm – Behind the Scenes with the Collections Care Officer
4pm – Wrap Up   
4.30pm – Finish