Best of the blogs

Issue 112/01, p19, 03.01.2012
This is from a recent post on Giles Miller's Curator of Micropalaeontology blog on the Natural History Museum's website

“September 2011 is the 18th anniversary of my arrival at the museum, when I started as a volunteer. I came straight from university as a fresh-faced graduate desperately seeking some work experience to pad out my CV.

A brief three-month spell of volunteering ultimately shaped my future career. Volunteers are vital to the running of the museum but I would argue that this is not just a way for the museum to get work done for nothing.

"Volunteers also gain valuable experience to help them with their futures. Some of my previous volunteers have gone on to jobs in the museum sector, to postgraduate degrees and even to industry.”


All work and no pay: Museums Journal January 2012