I have gained real life working experience, which will be useful for my future career, and build relationship with the company.
More clearly understand the routine of the work of this industry , get inspirations from talks held there.
This programme is beneficial to our personal growth and helps us understand more basic knowledge on managing a museum.
The experience is good for me to explore a state museum and work with different departments of a museum.
Being an intern in The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage this summer helped me understand more about the real life working environment. The internship has not only widened my research skills, it provided me a new insight into the issues of conversation and inheritance of cultural heritage.
The internship in Museum Victoria provided me with a lifelong experience. I have got chances to work with nice and helpful supervisors who taught me a lot.
The internship allowed us to experience the rich history of Xi'an, the "Chinese" style of preservation and the use of heritage sites as tourist spots.
Chung Ying Theatre Company has given me an unforgettable experience in its Education and Outreach Department. I have been to different primary and secondary schools to enjoy their drama performance which were guided by Chung Ying drama tutors. I believe that the tutors have paid their patience and love to the students because I found their performances very passionate and enjoyable. Moreover, I also helped in their Oral History Project Program which was a radio program broadcasting in RTHK. I was so excited about my first experience of recording a program. I was so thankful to work in Chung Ying Theatre Company.
From 3rd June 2013 to 28th August 2013, I worked as an intern curatorial helper (contemporary art team) at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The duties of my position were quite diverse. During the first week of my internship, my job was to read different exhibition catalogues and learnt how the curators write the entries of the exhibits, in both Chinese and English. By reading these materials, I could be able to familiarize myself with the format of writing an exhibit entry. The second duty of my position was to write a short English introduction for the four permanent exhibitions of the museum. The internship also provided me with a precious opportunity to conduct researches on the potential Hong Kong local artists, including their biography, education background, working experience, representative artworks as well as the artistic ideas, creative insights and philosophy.
Last but not least, my favourite duty during the whole internship programme was the interviews with different Hong Kong local artists. Our team interviewed fifteen artists in total, negotiating the arrangement and cooperation for the museum’s exhibition. My main duty was to record the whole conversation of the interview and later compiled the transcripts of the interviews’ conversation which will then be kept in the museum archive.
I truly enjoyed this three-month internship programme. All my colleagues were very nice, helpful, kind and friendly to me. The new insights shared by my colleagues and the conversations with the participating artists (who created artworks for the museum’s exhibitions) changed the way I perceive the role of a museum, the way I understand contemporary art as well as the way I think about the world. Honestly, they truly influenced strongly my creativity, and even changed my mind-set tremendously, helping me transform into a more all-round person with stronger skills of critical thinking.
My name is Kathy Yuen. I am a recent graduate of BA Culture and Heritage Management. Last summer, I participated into the department’s Professional Internship Programme and was offered an internship in Melbourne Museum. I worked with the Audience Insights Team which is under the Communication and Partnership Department for five weeks. My major task there was to carry out an observation study with another intern for the museum’s Science and Life Gallery. It was interesting that we had to track the visitors’ pathways inside the gallery. Besides, their time of visit and their reactions to the multimedia and interactive exhibits were also recorded. We analysed the collected data and presented our discoveries to the museum staff who curate the gallery. Besides, I also worked on the report about readable text after reading a number of guidelines for writing effective exhibition text. Both research projects not only allowed me to apply the skills and knowledge that I learned from my study at BACHM, but also brought me some new understanding about museum practice at the same time.
Aside from working with the Audience Insights team, I was also delighted to participate into various museum events such as SmartBar (night programme), press conference of a major museum exhibition, strategic plan meeting and so on. Thus, I could learn museum’s work on public programmes, public relations as well as the future trend of museum development in addition to the researches. Furthermore, I was also lucky to have the opportunity to talk with museum staff from different departments. They shared their work experience with me and even gave me some advice for pursuing a career in the museum field. In short, this internship undeniably gave me a precious work experience at museum and enriched my knowledge on the management of museum.
The internship helps me improve communication skills and gives me chance to make more new friends of different social and cultural backgrounds. The most important thing is that I am able to study practical skills outside school. It is beneficial to my future career.
The internship offered me great experience in the last summer. At CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial School, I was assigned to escort a group of exchange primary school students to travel around Hong Kong. I have the chance to talk to people, though much younger than myself, of different cultural backgrounds. My communication skills as well as the capability in dealing with critical incidents have been enhanced.
The internship programme allowed me to apply the knowledge and skills learned from the university to a real working environment. I was delighted to obtain an in-depth understanding of the real world situation in the field of event management.
Last updated: 15 December 2017