New Museum School Archive 2018-2020

From 2018-2020 Culture& and Create Jobs worked together to deliver work-based, nationally accredited training in cultural heritage focused on known skills gaps within the heritage sector.

The New Museum School addressed Culture&’s core strategic objective to open up who makes and enjoys arts and heritage. The programme included training in conservation, collections management, digitisation, public engagement and traditional craft skills for the restoration of heritage. We worked with leading national, regional and local cultural heritage organisations who manage collections and run development programmes. We developed a consortium of partners who have a commitment to diversify the workforce and invest in skills to tackle sector shortages and access a new generation of talent.

Our 2018-2020 partners were: Art UK, Bletchley Park Trust, Brent Museum and Archive, English Heritage, Keats House – City of London Corporation, Magnum Photos, Museum of Croydon, Museum of London, National Trust, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London Metropolitan Archives – City of London Corporation, Royal Collection Trust, Royal Museums Greenwich, Shape Arts, Southbank Centre, and William Morris Gallery – London Borough of Waltham Forest

Our unique partnership with Create Jobs provided life-changing experiences for trainees and delivered a learning and change programme based on the conviction that the heritage sector needs to adapt and change with the times in order to be inclusive and sustainable.

The New Museum School made heritage more relevant, accessible and meaningful to more people and a greater range of people whilst ensuring that heritage continues to be a driving force for good that celebrates the distinctiveness and connectivity of culture. one of our core aims is to create a vibrant and passionate workforce with the skills and attributes that are relevant for the curation of heritage itself, as well as the people enjoying and shaping it.

New Museum School Trainees 2018-19

New Museum School Trainees 2019-20