THE COSTUME SOCIETY MUSEUM PLACEMENT AWARD

THE COSTUME SOCIETY MUSEUM PLACEMENT AWARD

The purpose of this award is to fund a student volunteer working on a dress-related project in a public museum collection in the United Kingdom. It is intended to support students seeking museum work experience with a dress collection and to help UK museums accomplish projects essential to the care, knowledge and interpretation of collections. The museum project/work experience should include at least one of the following activities: documentation, numbering objects, preparing mannequins, mounting garments for display or photography, improving storage, research in support of collections, developing educational or interpretive programmes. Other appropriate, object-related museum activities will be considered. The placement must be for a minimum of two months, either full or part-time (minimum 15 hours a week).

 

In each year an award of up to £1000 will be offered to the student volunteer applying jointly with an appropriate museum.

Applications should be made by the curator/administrator of a publicly funded UK museum who will supervise the volunteer. Applicant museums must be accredited with the Arts Council England or equivalent for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

For more information and an application form, please download the document below

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