Fancy a career in Museum Management? This internship at DakshinaChitra could be what you're looking for   

The Internship in Museum and Arts Management conducted for the fourth year is a year-long programme. The last date for sending applications is 31st May 2019    
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: Google Images)
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: Google Images)

A hands-on training on Museum and Arts Management where you get to learn crafts, performing arts, organise and conduct an exhibition, all by yourself. Sounds interesting right? This is what DakshinaChitra is going to treat you to if you get selected for an Internship in Museum and Arts Management that is being conducted for the fourth year running. The number of seats available this year is ten and it is a year-long internship. The last date to send applications is May 31, 2019.

The interns would get to work with the different departments of the museum."It is a unique kind of learning. They will be trained on curation, exhibition, education, cultural tourism, libraries, displays, museum collection, guest houses and also festivals of South India. They will learn everything about the operations of a museum," said Sharath Nambiar, Deputy Director, DakshinaChitra.

Apart from the above training, there are other additional lectures which the interns will get to attend."They have two lectures every week on Art, History, Europe and art, Indian art and Museology," he said.

Interested candidates are expected to send an application and are requested to send a two-page Statement of Interest focusing on their interest in the field. "We insist that the candidate should have a minimum graduation. But we really want people who have passion for the arts and is interested in making this as a career choice," he said.

There is no age limit. The candidates are given a stipend of Rs 10,000 per month. Transportation is provided from the Besant Nagar Office of DakshinaChitra.

Additionally, the interns will be visiting different museums, galleries and also attend workshops. The highlight of this internship is that they get hands-on training which would be useful for their career as there are fewer qualified people in the field. "New museums and galleries are coming up. So there is a huge demand for qualified students and interns. Many of our students have already gone to work in big museums in India and some are working abroad. Some have proceeded to do their Doctorates in the Arts. A few of them have started their own cultural institutions also," Nambiar said.

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