Rebecca discovered a love for Museum Education and Outreach during her time on the course and since moving back to the USA has secured a job in a historic property assisting in delivering special event programs.
I chose this course because it offered the best opportunities for practical experience. Nowadays, even some entry-level positions require previous work experience, and this programme provided me with that and much more. I loved that the course provided us with multiple opportunities for practical museum experiences from being a gallery assistant at King’s Museum to completing a 20-day placement at a museum or heritage site. Throughout this course I gained a deeper understanding of the role museums play within society, and the current struggles they are facing. Most importantly, it solidified my belief that museums are important to the communities they serve. The course was everything I wanted it to be; I met such an amazing group of people. Even being across an ocean I can still count on support from the friends I made during the programme. As cliché as it sounds, it was the best year of my life.