Caitlin busy during her work experience.
Caitlin from Chesterfield High School is currently in the middle of her work experience at National Museums Liverpool
. Below, Caitlin tells us what she has done so far…
“My name is Caitlin, during my two week work experience I have been in many departments in National Museums Liverpool. I wanted to do my work experience here because I’m interested in history and wanted to see if a career in museums was for me. As well as learning new skills in the office, which will be useful for me in the future; I have taken part in meetings regarding upcoming exhibitions and spent a day in Decorative Arts, where I handled objects and witnessed the problems and work that goes into creating a new exhibition.
One of my favourite days was spent in Oral History which I didn’t know much about before. I listened to interviews and recordings of peoples interesting life stories and wrote a summary sheet. With the new Museum of Liverpool
about to open all hands were on deck and the office became a very exciting place! I have also added more knowledge to my history through oral history and meetings at the Maritime Museum
I have loved my time at National Museums Liverpool! Everyone’s been very welcoming and the whole experience has been exciting. I’d love to volunteer in the future and maybe have a career in museums.”
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