Making exhibitions is rewarding, exciting work – you’ll be coming up with the best way to explain lots of complicated information in a simple and engaging way to viewers, whether they’re already experts or have just strolled in off the street.
Volunteer role: Exhibition Maker
Time frame: March – November 2016. You don’t need to commit to the whole time, as there are opportunities to be involved throughout. Volunteers will need to attend exhibition-making workshops, spend time independently on exhibition planning and creation, and make at least one site visit to the Royal Geographical Society.
Location: Venues across London. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Purpose: To share the untold story of South Asian soldiers in WW1 and to design an exhibition of national importance at The Royal Geographical Society. Because of you, a wider audience will understand what these soldiers contributed and what they experienced.
Tasks: Participating in workshops with expert curators, drawing on research by other volunteers. Designing an exhibition which communicates the story of South Asian soldiers in WW1. Planning and making content which tell South Asian soldiers’ stories in a creative way and engages visitors.
Skills required: An interest in museums, exhibitions and telling stories about the past. Experience of working within or studying museums and exhibitions would be very welcome.
Support/training provided: Workshops will be facilitated by experienced professionals: they will explore story-telling techniques and what makes a good exhibition. An expert curator will lead the exhibition design process.
Other roles you might be interested in: As Exhibition Maker, you may want to be involved in the research beforehand or in telling digital stories. You might also want to organise and lead tours of the exhibition or be involved in actually getting the exhibition into the gallery. We welcome volunteers who want to do it all!
Interested? Get in touch!