New Museum School Programme 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 are constantly working 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 2019-2020 partners were: English Heritage, Magnum Photos, Museum of London, National Trust, Keats House – City of London CorporationRoyal Collection Trust, Southbank Centre, William Morris Gallery – London Borough of Waltham Forest, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London Metropolitan Archives – City of London Corporation, Bletchley Park Trust and Art UK

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. We one of our core aims 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.