History of Art intern partnership with Canterbury Museums and Galleries

The Department of History of Art is delighted to announce a new partnership initiative with The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, part of the Canterbury Museums and Galleries group, and the Esmee Fairburn Fund to offer nine spring-term internships for our students.

The project will enable Stage 1 and Stage 2 students to help research and record the museum’s extensive art collection which includes work by Henry Moore and David Hockney in addition to a wide selection of Old Master material. Volunteers will also be asked to contribute to strategies for sharing the archive contents with members of the public.

Canterbury Christ Church University will be offered a further nine places under the scheme which is funded until August.

Canterbury Museums and Galleries is a National Portfolio Organisation recognised for its health and wellbeing work.  As part of the ‘Happy Museums’ initiative, the project will also  explore the personal and experiential benefits of working with exhibition collections and curation activity more broadly.

For further information on the programme, please contact Dr Grant Pooke, Head of History of Art, School of Arts.