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Volunteer success

By Krisztina Lackoi, on 23 August 2012

August has been a great month for UCL Art Museum, with two of our volunteers securing prestigious internships. Susie Stirling (MA History of Art, UCL) has been volunteering with us for a year, working closely with artist Nadine Mahoney on her Portraits research project. Susie will go on to work at the White Cube Gallery in Shoreditch from September. Lucy Wheeler (MA History of Art, UCL) has been assisting with digitisation projects, research visits and classes, and will be taking up a paid internship at Jerwood Visual Arts in London, installing the latest Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. A big thank you to Susie and Lucy for all their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm over the past year, congratulations, and best of luck for the future from the whole team!


3 Responses to “Volunteer success”

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    Max Holloway wrote on 23 August 2012:

    Until recently, I volunteered for a National Museum and it is so rewarding.
    The best online quote I found was…
    “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless”


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    Krisztina Lackoi wrote on 23 August 2012:

    Thanks for that, what a lovely quote, and so true! We’re so lucky to have such an amazing group of volunteers, not just here at the Art Museum but across all UCL Museums.

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    Zeena Qureshi wrote on 25 September 2012:

    I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering for the UCL Art Museum this September and would like to share that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The collection is absolutely amazing and although I did not have the time to go through all of it, I loved working with the paintings and sculpture on display around the UCL campus. The works are varied and provide an idea of some of the things that the collection holds. I had the opportunity to work closely with these objects, researching them and checking their current conditions and reporting whether or not they need any immediate attention and if so, what is needed. I have also helped create labels for those objects that lack any labeling. It has been a great experience to work with these files and I would advise anyone interested in a museum career to volunteer here.

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