An exhibition curated by one of our postgraduate students is running at the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, until September 30.
Work placements offer students the opportunity to develop their skills, in a real-world environment, whether commercial archaeology, council archaeology, education or museum organisation – whether organising the excavation of test pits in a collaborative outreach project, lab work for a commercial archaeology company, working as a small finds officer on a major excavation or curating in a museum.
The Institute has links with a number of commercial and academic partners to offer our MSc students the chance to develop work-based skills that add to their overall prospects for employment. Furthermore, students, with support and coaching, contribute to the day-to-day research and commercial archaeology programmes and so gain the experience necessary to enhance their employability.
Loid’ exhibition, entitled The Neolithic Ceramic Cultures of Orkney, can be seen in the museum’s Baikie Library.
The Orkney Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10.30am – 5.00pm. Admission is free.