New Museum School

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

The New Museum School addresses Culture&’s core strategic objective to open up who makes and enjoys arts and heritage. The programme will include training in conservation, collections management, digitisation, public engagement and traditional craft skills for the restoration of heritage.

We are working with leading national, regional and local cultural heritage organisations who manage collections and run development programmes. We are developing 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 current partners are: Brent Museum – London Borough of Brent English Heritage, Magnum Photos, Museum of Croydon – London Borough of Croydon, Museum of London, National Trust, Keats House – City of London Corporation, Royal Academy of ArtsRoyal Collection Trust, Royal Museums GreenwichShape Arts, Southbank Centre and the William Morris Gallery – London Borough of Waltham Forest.


Our unique partnership with Create Jobs will provide life-changing experiences for trainees and deliver 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 aims to make 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 aim 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 downloads for host partners

If you are a heritage organisation and would like to join the New Museum School consortium for 2019/2020, please click on the links below to download a brochure and application form.


Expression of Interest Form