UCL Careers


An introduction to the Museums and Cultural Heritage Sector

30 October 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Students sat in a lecture theatre at UCL.

Sign up to this Sector Insight Event to learn more about the museums, arts & cultural heritage industry.

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Christopher Cullen


Room 728
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way

The Museums and Cultural Heritage sector is one of Britain’s finest cultural assets, encompassing over 1,700 accredited museums.  It is part of the wider creative industry within the UK.  It consists of large famous institutions and many medium sized and smaller organisations with particular specialisms.  Careers in this sector can be very satisfying, offering opportunities to collaborate with motivated people on projects and subjects that correspond with your own interests.  Under the influence of societal changes and advances in digital technologies, the sector is continually evolving in many ways.  How it attracts audiences into its spaces, and how it reaches out to audiences outside its spaces are continual challenges for this important sector.

Our alumni panel, led by Christopher Cullen from UCL Careers, will give an overview of their careers, offer tips and suggestions for entering the sector, address issues currently facing the industry, and take questions from the audience.   

Confirmed speakers:

Aileen Brennan

Development Executive, English Heritage

Cara Coggan

Project Co-Ordinator, British Museum

Alexandra Steinacker-Clark

Freelancer and Blogger

Konstantina Vardavoulia

Learning Co-Ordinator, Design Museum