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In this subject students arrange and undertake a placement in cultural heritage industry. They work under the guidance of a senior cultural heritage practitioner within the workplace. Students carry out a set program of cultural heritage research, conservation projects and/or conservation treatment involving complex decision making and the application of high level skills. During the internship an academic supervisor is available for consultation and advice.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Identify the relevant workplace skills for cultural materials conservation practice
- Apply cultural materials conservation decision making and management to a professional context
- Contextualise your analytical, research, practice- based and report writing skills across a range of tasks relevant to your host organisation's objectives
- Analyse professional ethics and conduct, communication and interpersonal skills in the workplace.
- Advanced communication skills developed through participation in and contributions to a professional workplace
- Well-developed research, analytical, critical, reflective and report-writing skills
- Expanded conceptual skills and creative thinking through a professional project(/s)
- High level capacity for effective teamwork developed through group discussions and collaboration with the subject supervisor, student colleagues, and their industry host
- Well-developed time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements and work placement commitments.
Last updated: 2 February 2024