S10E03: Career Changes

Together with special guest host Erin Foster we discuss the careers people have had before finding conservation, why they might have switched, and why so many of us find out about conservation a little later in life. Also tune in for an apprenticeship update from Icon and a review of ‘Managing Change in Museums and Galleries’ from Jenny.

01:16 Why do people come to conservation later in life?
05:06 What did WE do (or intend to do) in a previous life
10:18 Stories from listeners
20:59 Career aptitude tests and advice at the right age
33:23 An update on apprenticeships
36:09 Sharing and demystifying
38:46 More listener stories
42:40 Review: Managing Change in Museums and Galleries

Show Notes:
– Follow Erin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelconserve
– Ötzi the iceman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96tzi
– Jonathan Ashley-Smith’s interview about craft skills: https://thecword.show/2017/04/26/s01e05-emerging-professionals/
– More about conservation apprenticeships: https://www.icon.org.uk/training/conservation-apprenticeships.html
– Operation Night Watch: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions/operation-night-watch
– Managing Change in Museums and Galleries – A Practical Guide: https://www.routledge.com/Managing-Change-in-Museums-and-Galleries-A-Practical-Guide/Bienkowski-McGowan/p/book/9780367858506

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Erin Foster.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2021.

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