CHIP Pre-internship Workshop 2017 – 25 April, 13:30-16:30, 2017. Dining Hall Lounge

The interactive, pre-internship workshop focuses on the scholarly potential of practical engagement with the museum/heritage world through the CHIP program. Pre-interns introduce their placement institution, their tasks (insofar as these are known), and their preliminary thoughts on research in the professional context. Alumni reflect on what such a placement involves and its longer-term research potential. We end with the log-book, the academic essay, and looking ahead.


13:00 – 13:30: Sandwich lunch in Dining Hall Lounge
13:30 – 13:45: Opening talk – Mary Bouquet - Coordinator of the UCU Cultural Heritage Program
13:45 – 14:45: Each UCU student who is or will undertake an internship as part of the CHIP program in 2017, has 15 minutes to present their case and for questions, comments, and feedback.
13:45 – 14:00: Anne-Sophie Halbertsma – Research Centre for Material Culture (RCMC), National Museum of World Cultures, Leiden.
14:00 – 14:15: Minke Schaik – Education Department, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
14:15 – 14:30: Bas Beschoor Plug – Dept. of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AOA), British Museum.
14:30 – 14:45: Flora Scott – Dept. of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AOA), British Museum.
14:45 – 15:00: Frederieke Meijer – Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
15:00 – 15:10: Short break - refreshments served on the spot
15:10 – 16:10: UCU alumni look back on their CHIP placement and reflect upon its longer-term research potential:
15:10 – 15:40: Alexandra Barancová (UCU, class of 2016) looks back on her British Museum placement (2015), her research thesis on the Platform for European Memory and Conscience, internship with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, and her MA plans.
15:40 – 16:10: Valerie Gersen (UU, Department of History and Art History) looks back at her Catharijneconvent stage and research thesis (UCU, class of 2011), and her subsequent career.
16:10 – 16:30: Logbook as a research tool; description, selection, analysis (making use of concepts/ approaches from the literature you have studied). What is going on – and why? What do you learn about research? Why is this important for master's programs? Q&A session. Writing a CHIP website text and photographic documentation of your placement (see Logbook).