Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

Hannah - Business owner - Bachelor of Fine Arts

After graduating with a Fine Arts degree at UC, Hannah founded The Corner Store: a gallery and shared studio space for fifteen artists. The Corner Store was the perfect way for Hannah to turn her passion in art and her beliefs about making space for artists in the city into both a reality and career. She did this thanks to skills and opportunities acquired during her Fine Arts degree at UC: 

'It got me thinking about the ways I could use my skills as an artist to work with other people to give them a place to make work ... And now being a business owner, taking the University's Centre for Entrepreneurship Summer Start Up Programme prepared me to run a gallery.'

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Dan - Historian - Bachelor of Arts with Honours (History)

As a Historian for the Office of Treaty Settlements, Dan is able to assist with the settlements process of Te Tiriti o Waitangi the Treaty of Waitangi, through research and writings on Māori and Pākehā in the 19th and 20th Century of Aotearoa. Getting involved in as much as possible has led Dan to his career today as a Historian, and so he strongly encourages others to go for any extra opportunities that arise.

‘Essays and marks are important, but it’s the real-world experience that’ll get you employed. Give presentations, write reviews, join local history groups, and try and get involved in one of those summer scholarship projects!’

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Petrena - Art Collection Curator - Master of Arts (Art History)

‘My advice would be trust your ideas of interest, take opportunities that come your way, and go for it!’

Petrena began her studies at UC doing a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Art History. Realising her passion she extended her degree with Honours and then on to complete her Master of Arts in Art History. Petrena believes that it is the opportunities and contacts she made during her time at UC that have helped her get to where she is today.

Relevant qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Find out more about studying toward a career in galleries, libraries, archives and museums at UC Arts.