The British Museum is seeking potential partners for the second year of Museums Futures, its latest Skills for the Future training programme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The aim of Museum Futures is to invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to museum collections. High quality work experience will equip 27 trainees over three one-year cohorts with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in museums and galleries, or wider heritage, sector.
Partner museums should have the capacity to host a trainee for the 2020 cohort. The British Museum will support with recruitment, pay the trainee bursaries, and coordinate the level 3 Cultural Heritage diploma. It is looking for partner museums that can identify a well situated and keen supervisor to support a trainee to work on an important digital project related to museum collections for one full year.