Museum & Gallery Skills
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Cultural heritage describes the physical objects that relate to groups or societies, that are maintained for the benefit of present and future generations. Cumbria has a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, punctuated by the find of the Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet two years ago, the most significant of its type found in England for over a hundred years, being found in Eden.
Kendal College manages Kendal Museum as part of a partnership agreement with South Lakeland District Council and as well as being open to the public, the Museum is also a teaching department within the College. The College is therefore able to deliver vocational, skills-based education in a unique learning environment, supporting the necessary skills development for a career in museum curatorship, galleries and cultural heritage – those physical objects that relate to groups or societies that are maintained and preserved for the benefit of current and future generations. Cumbria has a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, punctuated by the find of the Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet in the Eden Valley, the most significant of its type found in England for over a hundred years.
Kendal College is unique amongst a small number of organisations in the UK in offering an Occupational Museum and Gallery Skills qualification. The museum also offers apprenticeships and internships including cultural heritage, customer service and social media marketing. The fantastic facility that is the Museum provides an exceptional learning environment for students to gain valuable, practical, handson experience of nationally and internationally important collections, including one of the largest taxidermy collections in Europe.
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