Students would normally spend their time at the gallery as part of the placements. However, as a result of the current lockdown, this is not possible.
To overcome this Beverley Art Gallery has designed a fully digital alternative for them. During their ‘virtual time’ at the gallery, the students will be working closely with the gallery curator.
Using technology the students will attend meetings with staff from the Treasure House and across the Museums service. They will also have contact with the council’s communications team.
Beverley Art Gallery curator Helena Cox said;
“I am delighted to virtually welcome the students to Beverley, and in return to expand the gallery’s international reach. Students are joining us from England, France and China.”
“I was thrilled to see the new Curating and Art History degree being launched in York. Furthermore, I believe Beverley Art Gallery is a perfect place for the students to get a deeper insight into regional curating.”
“Exploring our collections will give them an opportunity to discover the fascinating art history of East Yorkshire. While also they will learn about the varied international projects the gallery is involved in.”
“I can’t wait to see the projects that the students will create for us. These projects will be shared through our digital channels.”
University Of York Students Excited To Be Working With Art Gallery In Beverley
Student Sarah Burton from the Department of History of Art said;
“I am extremely excited to start working with Beverley Art Gallery. Particularly with the opportunity to engage with Beverley’s collection and produce online content to allow people to continue to connect with art during this difficult period.”
“Throughout my time at the University of York, I have developed an interest in curation and would like to work in a museum setting in the future. The collection at Beverley covers Victorian and Edwardian art. These are periods which I am yet to study in detail.”
“I am therefore eager to learn about the periods which the collection mainly focuses upon.”