Work Based Learning

The New Museum School

Culture& and A New Direction have formed a consortium that will deliver work-based, nationally accredited training in cultural heritage focused on known skills gaps within the heritage sector.

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.

Partners currently include the Southbank Centre, London Transport Museum, Museum of Croydon, National Trust, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Museums Greenwich, Whitechapel Gallery and William Morris Gallery.

Our unique partnership with A New Direction 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 consuming and shaping it.

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

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Expression of Interest Form