Creative Internships Blog Week 31
Corinne Cox, National Museum Wales
It’s now the end of month 8 and I don’t think any of us can quite believe how quickly the internship has gone.
Taking a step back to reflect on progress made is always a useful part of the month and looking back over the internship as a whole it’s clear that I’ve learnt a tremendous amount about fundraising over the last 8 months. I think the best part about working at Amgueddfa Cymru has undoubtedly been the amazingly talented development team I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside and the sheer diversity of the work and projects that I’ve had the opportunity to get stuck into; the team have given me real ownership over my projects and various aspects of the daily operation of the department, all of which have been a truly invaluable experience.
Preparations are currently underway for our next event for the Museum’s Patrons (and the last one that I will be involved with as part of the internship). This event is part of a campaign around a specific element of the St Fagans capital redevelopment where we hope that the Patrons will pledge their support towards elements of the fit out of Llys Llewelyn a Medieval Prince’s Court. With only two weeks to go we’re currently working on the practicalities of organising payments as part of the evening and ensuring that this runs smoothly.
Even during my short time at the Museum it is unbelievable to see just how much the site has changed in the last eight months. Looking at the reports I have created as part of stewarding our grants it is inspiring to see just how the site has transformed over this time thanks to the support of committed funders of the project.
My mentoring sessions have continued to be extremely beneficial and I’m pleased that I’ll be continuing to work with my business mentor following on from the internship. Even for someone who would call themselves self-motivated it is invaluable to have this additional level of support and someone else to hold yourself accountable to when it comes to personal and professional development on the days when you otherwise might let things slip.
Being an A&B Creative Intern has no doubt been an invaluable experience and vital stepping stone into the industry. The scheme is a great way of enhancing the accessibility of progressing into the sector and has stood me in good stead for the future. Thanks A&B :)
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