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This course provides students with practical experience working under supervision of museum professionals within an art gallery or museum. The duration of the internship ranges from four to six weeks and students should expect to be present during normal working hours for up to four days a week. Internships normally occur at galleries or museums in Christchurch but students may also be placed in institutions in other centres where this is practicable. Every effort is made to place students in institutions where they will gain experience that is related to their particular interests. By working alongside museum and gallery professionals students gain an understanding of the practical aspects of how such institutions work, of the range of professional specialisations associated with working in such institutions and the variety of activities occurring in museums and galleries. Assessment is based on a report provided by the institution where the student is placed.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.