More about Eva
Why did you decide to do postgraduate study?
“I decided to study at postgraduate level to further enhance and develop my academic and professional knowledge of the chosen field.”
What made you choose NTU?
“The reason for choosing NTU to study at postgraduate level was the great and growing reputation of the university within a national and global context, furthermore the MA I chose to apply for had great dynamics, with a varied, contemporary, and alternative element to it.”
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
“My course colleagues, the staff, and the variation of the modules and subjects covered, a lot of academic theory, practical knowledge and professional networking are all included within a dynamic MA course.”
Why would you recommend your course to someone looking to study in that area?
“Yes, I would 100% recommended the course for people looking to gain a postgraduate degree within the context of museum and heritage studies, the multidisciplinary and immersive aspect to the course is what makes it unique to the field. It has the academic and theoretical element to it, yet it also has the practical and hands on experience added to it, which is needed for the heritage sector. One day on the course can vary to the next, in the morning you can be creating reports for museums, in the afternoon you will be doing conservation work on Harold Larwood’s cricket boots. Go for it!”
Have you completed any work placements and if so can you tell me a little bit about them – where you went, what you did, and any skills you’ve gained that will help you when you graduate?
“Yes, I decided to carry out my work placement at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, in Nottingham. As part of my Masters I have been involved with many different aspects of heritage development within the context of this specific site. In particular I have spent my time here within the areas of collections management and conservation of various items from the collection. I have been involved with conservation work on such items as paper, textiles, metal and photographs, & creating initial documentation for all items within the store and enabling volunteers to access this database. Furthermore, I have been involved with conservation in action workshops with staff, members, and volunteers, and also aspects of conservation and volunteer engagement with the collection. As part of my work placement, I have also project managed conservation in action workshops and led events associated with this on match days, whilst also acting as volunteer co-ordinator of several of the heritage volunteers already at Trent Bridge. This has helped with development of skills within a wide range of areas and enabled me to further gain new skills in areas such as volunteer co-ordination and management, which are needed within the heritage sector.”
What has been your greatest achievement at NTU so far?
"The ability to learn about and be involved with a huge variety of different professional and practical elements of the heritage sector and working in partnerships with museums both locally and nationally."
How does studying MA Museum and Heritage Development differ from your undergraduate studies?
“I loved studying history for my undergraduate degree, it helped give me a sound academic grounding within the context of medieval history, specifically. However, this broad and wide-ranging MA has helped me improve my skills and knowledge within a vast area, I’ve got to engage with the museum sector within many different contexts and environments and met some wonderful people along the way!”
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