Sarah Allard, Museum Liaison & Student Support Officer introduces their student placement scheme – Leicester University Museum Network (LUMeN).
As many of you will know, the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester is a world-leading hub for research, teaching, thinking, debate and practice.
As part of our Postgraduate Campus Based taught Programmes, all students are required to complete an eight week placement in a museum, gallery or related institution. By working closely with these museum services we hope to develop projects which give valuable experience to students as well as enable museums to derive tangible practical benefits. Information on how the scheme works and feedback on recent placements can be found here.
We are always keen to broaden our network of placement providers. If your museum, gallery or cultural institution has not previously offered a placement but would like to do so we’d be very keen to hear from you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.