Arts and heritage charity Culture& has updated its training programme for people from diverse backgrounds.
The New Museum School Advanced Programme has been developed in response to a survey of previous programme participants who highlighted barriers to their career progression. The survey found that people wanted more flexible professional development opportunities and specific support to access postgraduate qualifications.
Culture&’s New Museum School has trained 134 young people from diverse backgrounds over the past seven years, with 74% finding full-time employment in the sector within six months of graduating.
The 2021 New Museum School Advanced Programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and is designed to help address a lack of workforce diversity in the sector, particularly among those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Culture& has developed the new model with academic partner the University of Leicester and with support from a range of sector organisations, including the Museums Association.
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