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Kendal Museum Students Pass with Flying Colours

01 Nov 2013

The museum's first round of students celebrate their success!

At Kendal Museum we are celebrating the successful completion of our Diploma in Curatorial Skills, an Ed Excel Cultural Heritage occupational qualification, with our first cohort of students.  During the past year the students have worked with the Kendal Museum collections, alongside staff, the students being trained in the variety of skills frequently required of those working in museums. These skills included work on collection care, outreach, education and marketing.

The students were trained and assessed by the staff at Kendal Museum, under the management of Kendal College, and the work verified by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Anna Hall, one of the course tutors said “  I am thrilled by the success of our students.  They worked so hard and produced work which was a credit to themselves and the museum; as staff we so enjoyed working with them as a team. We knew their work was good but then to go to the Victoria and Albert and hear them say how impressed they were by the work produced in Kendal Museum was a great end to our first year”

Hazel, Kenneth and Suzanne some of last years Diploma students.

Sylvia Momoh, the Verifier at the Victoria and Albert Museum reported “"I can confirm that the portfolio's for all the candidates from Kendal were all at an extremely high standard.”

Kendal Museum has now begun a second year training students and the students have already shown themselves to be a great team. They are being invaluable in helping in the care of the collections, as the museum  has a total redesign of the  archaeology and social history gallery.  The museum plans to complete the main part of the work by the Spring and these students will have the opportunity to display artefacts that they have found of special interest during their work.

This years students with Carol Davies Curator Manager and tutor on the course with Caral Church taking back his collection of dodos and Aine Holden Museum Development Officer.

If you are interested in taking part in the 2014-15 Diploma email us for more information.