Friday, 8 October 2010

New Job at the V&A

I haven't written my blog since the summer, as I have been busy looking for a job. As it is so time consuming filling in application forms and attending interviews. Finally I managed to get myself a new Job at the V&A. Which is The Victoria and Albert museum, in South Kensington London. I am a assistant based at the Sackler centre, working on events and education courses.

The V&A is comprised of the museum at South Kensington, the V&A Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, and the archives and stores at Blythe House, Kensington Olympia. V&A South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

The V&A is my favourite museum, as it specializes in fashion and textiles. I am really exicited to have gained this position, and to make the most of the opportunites. Also to network as much as possible, to make new contacts.

My first week has been wonderful. I have been in the training room, filling in paper work to become a new member of staff. On the first day lunch was laid on for all the new arrivals. I went around the new exhibition: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909 - 1929. Only briefly though, as it is quite busy at the moment, as it has only just opened. I also had a masterclass, a talk with one of the winners of the Apprentice, which was quite motivating. I received my staff card, with a nice photograph I'm quite pleased with. I have also had a inductory tour of the museum, around the sculture, ceramics and glass. I sat in on a team meeting, and shown round the offices. Finsihed off with shown my desk and computer, and meeting all my new colleagues. Even though I think mostly I will be based at events and courses.

I am looking forward to next week , and starting to work on courses, and meeting new people.
I will start writing my blog again reguarly, mainly about my upcoming work at the V&A.