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Alex Tomkins, University of Cambridge Museums Creative Apprentice, attended our recent Work Experience Taster Day. Here he shares his thoughts on the event.
“The Work Experience Taster Day was an informative and interesting day to teach about life within museums in an informal manner. There were a range of museum speakers who gave advice and information about what one can do, see and take part in when working in a museum, along with the types of people who work there. There was also a presentation on universities and whether it is the right choice for you.
The most interesting part of the day for me was seeing the work experience students explore the amazing Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also as it was the first time I had been there. They were told about many key features and artefacts, for example the totem pole from Canada which is immensely tall.
Another interesting item of the day was seeing the bronze statues that the artist Michelangelo created around 500 years ago. They are incredibly rare and on display in the Fitzwilliam Museum for a limited time, so it was a great opportunity for the students to view them up close.
The next University of Cambridge Museums Work Experience Taster Day is being held on Thursday 28 May 2015. More information and to sign up: www.cam.ac.uk/museums-and-collections/get-involved