Published: 21st May 2018
DakshinaChitra and its internship aims to nurture those interested in museum management
Through a one-year internship in Museum and Arts Management at DakshinaChitra, learn the nitty-gritties of how a museum functions
Though Chennai's living-history museum, DakshinaChitra is offering a one-year internship in Museum and Arts Management for graduates, Sharath Nambiar, the Deputy Director and supervisor of the programme, asks us to think of it more as a practical course of sorts. With hands-on training comprising 80% of the curriculum, we might as well agree with Nambiar. Eight students with an inclination towards arts and museums can apply for this internship, for which the application deadline is May 31, 2018.
If interested, you can download the application form from their website and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your details
"Candidates will get to work in every department to experience the workings of a museum," says Nambiar. They can plan, implement and conduct their own exhibitions and even give tours to the children who visit the museum. Other aspects like collection management, archiving, conservation, administration and operations are also focused on. This is the perfect amalgamation which will make one future-ready to handle art galleries, studios, museums and more, just like some of their alumni, who have even gone on to open cultural institutions of their own or study further at prestigious universities. "The all-round experience gained gives students confidence and adds to the theoretical knowledge that colleges provide," says Nambiar.
Full attention: Interns during research at the library
The founder of DakshinaChitra, Dr Deborah Thiagarajan will personally mentor the interns along with Nambiar and she will take theory classes along with other notable experts like Dr Ashrafi Bhagat, Chitra Madhavan and others. The internship starts from July 18, 2018, and offers a stipend of `10,000.
Reach Out: dakshinachitra.net