Museums and Collections Projects Program

The Museums and Collections Projects Program (MCPP) offers students, alumni and other interested people from the wider community the opportunity to work behind the scenes with over 30 of the University's cultural collections. Each year the Program offers a range of carefully developed collection management projects that engage with the cultural collections on campus. The projects are designed to provide an engaging professional experience that will have real value to you and the collection. Through a project you can acquire new skills to advance your professional development or simply explore an interest. There is no payment involved, but you will receive training specific to your project and ongoing mentoring /support from the Cultural Collections team. The projects are varied and cover a wide range of areas from cataloguing and research, significance assessment and preventative conservation through to interpretation and exhibition development. The projects add real value to the cultural collections by contributing to their long term management and ensuring that they remain accessible, vital, relevant and dynamic.

To find out what projects are available this year please see our 2020 Projects List.  Each project listed has a detailed position description which outlines what the project involves. If you are interested in a particular project you can register your interest by completing an Expression of Interest form (PDF / Doc). Please note to be considered for this round of project assignments submit your application by 31st August.