Careers Day 2014

These one-day events are intended to introduce people to options for future career development in art historical fields, and to set out the sorts of opportunities which may be available to students studying art history or visual culture. 

Careers Day 2014

25 October, 2014
10.30 - 16.30
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

This year’s AAH Careers Day will be held at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham. It is primarily aimed at undergraduate students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in the arts and heritage sectors.

The Careers Day will bring together a wide-range of speakers from leading cultural institutions who will share their professional experiences and expertise in areas such as curating, art management, gallery education, and research.
There will be a series of informal talks followed by Q&A sessions that explore different careers possibilities and offer insight into what these professions might entail. Refreshments will be provided during breaks, where you will have the chance to chat informally with speakers and other attendees.


10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome
11:10 – 12:30 Session 1

Reyahn King (Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands)
Alex Jolly (Learning & Access Assistant, Barber Institute of Fine Arts)
Hannah Carroll (Marketing Officer, Birmingham Museums)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 14:50 Session 2

Dr. Connie Wan (Pop Art Curator, Wolverhampton Art Gallery)
Carly Hegenbarth (Doctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham)
Jane Thompson Webb (Conservator, Birmingham Museums Trust)
14:50 – 15:15 Tea/Coffee (provided)
15:15 – 16:15 Session 3

Sarah Shirley-Priest (Senior Specialist and Branch Manager, Bonhams)
Chris Packham (Careers Consultant, Arts and Law, University of Birmingham)
This event is supported by the Careers Network, at the University of Birmingham.

Tickets,(includes lunch and refreshments):

AAH members: £8
non-members: £12

Places are limited and tickets must be bought in advance. We cannot offer refunds.

Careers days are organised annually by members of the AAH Student Members Committee. This event was co-organised by: Ana Bilbao, Charlotte Stokes and Imogen Wiltshire

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