Last week the Library & Archives had the pleasure once again, of taking part in the annual Young Graduates for Museums and Galleries programme.
We always love the mix of reactions the students give us to the collection they see!
Now in its eighth year, the scheme gives a group of 16-18 year old talented and gifted students from inner London, the opportunity to go behind the scenes of major Museum and Galleries in London.
Those instiututions involved are: the Natural History Museum, Tate, British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.
They always listen intently and ask lots of questions
Twenty five students spent their day at the NHM behind the scenes, learning about the interesting work of the scientists and staff, with the hope that it would inspire some to want to work here.
At the end of the programme the students are given the opportunity to work at one of the organisations, on a summer internship during the holidays.
During their visit to the Library & Archives the students were shown examples from our special collections, including an original handwritten page by Charles Darwin from his On the Origin of Species manuscript draft and original artwork by Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826), from the H.M.S. Investigator expedition to Australia, 1801-1803.
We hope they all enjoyed their day, as much as we enjoyed meeting them and showing them some of our gems.
Roll on YGMG 2013!
An opportunity to learn about our rich art collection