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Mastering Heritage Studies with Liverpool Hope University

9 October 2015 by Paula

Seeing first hand how to identify pests that can damage objects

Seeing first hand how to identify pests that can damage objects

For the third year running, National Museums Liverpool is joining forces with Liverpool Hope University to deliver their Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies and Art History and Curating. Through a unique series of practical workshops and hands-on sessions students get an insight into the day to day work of museum staff– from seeing first hand how to identify pests that can damage objects to learning about new and inclusive approaches to engaging with the public, like our anti-racism work at the International Slavery Museum. No other museum studies course currently offers such in-depth collaboration with a museum service.

The opening lecture of this year’s course will be delivered by National Museums Liverpool Director David Fleming at Hope University’s Creative Campus on 16 October 2015. David will be addressing students on current museum challenges in a lecture entitled: ‘Breaking the Mould – how the modern museum is faring as the public sector gets rolled back’. The lecture focuses on how modern museums are operating in a period of great social and economic change, with many suffering from huge cutbacks in public funding, despite having found a new social and educational relevance.

Food for thought for what promises to be a stimulating year ahead!

We look forward to welcoming back second year students and new students joining the course this year.

Find out more about our partnership with Hope University here

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