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Thursday, 12 December 2013

My Placement at the Roman Baths part 1

This was an exciting three week placement at the Roman Baths Museum supported by the British Council. The British Council and Ministry of Culture of China organized a programme called the China-UK Arts Management Development Programme which aims to promote cultural exchange and dialogue between the two countries. This year 12 Chinese young people who work in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, museums, and design joint took part. Luckily, I got the chance to work at the Roman Baths.

The 12 young applicants of 2013 in front of the British Council

 I am a curator of highlights, gold and silver ornament, working at Nanjing Municipal Museum. Nanjing is a city of some 6.5 million to the north west of Shanghai. Our museum is located in the largest Qing Dynasty palace in South China. It has over 100,000 artefacts. It also has an in-house archaeology department doing ongoing excavations.  I joined the Programme because I am particularly interested in exploring how the museum can serve the needs of both academic study and engagement with the wider community, and would like to see how technology and exhibition design can help casual visitors interpret the objects.
Nanjing Municipal Museum

First we had a 5 day introductory workshop in London. Then we went to different organizations across UK. I had been to the Roman Baths two years before and was so impressed with this fantastic site. This time was more exciting because I could shadow the Manager of the Roman Baths, Stephen Clews.

Roman Baths Museum

In the first week were various talks and meetings with staff, to experience the daily management of the museum. The second week was Heritage Open Week and I joined a lot of tours and workshops to find out how they interpret the museum.

 Wang Pu 






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