Higher education teaching collaborations

We work with teachers from a number of Higher Education Institutions to plan and support courses for students using the Museum and its collections as inspiration. These range across, but are not limited to, art and design, performance, music, conservation and curating or museum studies courses, and can include opportunities for students to present work at the Museum.

The Museum currently works in partnership with Goldsmiths University Department of Music, sharing resources and teaching; our Gerald Coke Handel Collection Librarian is Visiting Research Fellow at the University, and leads seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate students visiting the Collection.

The Museum also has partnerships with the University of the Arts at Camberwell, and with West Dean College, University of Sussex, for their Bookbinding and Conservation programmes. Students explore the Handel Collection and undertake project work on Collection items as part of their training. Students on the MA Archives course at University College London also make a study visit to view the Museum’s Handel Collection and can undertake archival description placements.

We can only support a very small number of courses in each year. For more information or to discuss a possible collaboration with the curatorial department please email exhibitions@foundlingmuseum.org.uk. For further details of possible collaborations concerning the Gerald Coke Handel Collection please email handel@foundlingmuseum.org.uk.