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Art Careers

A group of students are standing around a table in the centre of the room, which is covered in bubble wrap. On top of this are framed images of artworks, which the group is looking at. One of the group has leaned over the table for a closer look.

Learn what it's like to work in the arts and meet the professionals who work with Durham University’s art collection. This is an opportunity to hear what an Art Curator does, and how to pursue a career in a museum or gallery. 

This session can be taught: 

The content of these sessions does vary, but we try to keep them as similar as possible. 

Outreach Session at School 

Need to know: 

  • This session is one hour in length, and we will arrive at school approximately 15 minutes before the agreed start time. 
  • These sessions are free to post-16 students.

Online Session 

Need to know: 

  • An online session is one hour in length.  
  • Session times are 9.30am – 10.30am; 11am - 12noon and 1.30pm – 2.30pm, but we can accommodate slightly different timings. Please ask at the point of booking if this is something that would be helpful for you. 
  • You will need to book a short test call with us to check that you can see and hear us on the whiteboard in your classroom. These are available at 3.30pm, 3.45pm and 4pm.
  • We ask you to book separate sessions for each of your classes so we can keep them as interactive as possible.
  • These sessions are free to post-16 students. 

If you’re interested in our art sessions, why not check out Arts Award.


Session costs

Activity Cost
On-site session Free
Outreach session (in your school) £20 fuel charge
Assembly (30 minutes) £35
Online one hour session £35 per class
Online two hour session £45 per class
Widening Participation Free
Research and Library Skills Free

Book with us

The Learning and Engagement team offer hybrid, interactive taught programmes and events for schools, community groups, families and lifelong learners through Collections Outreach.

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Booking form

Fill out our form to book a session with us. If you wish to discuss any details of your session with us, please feel free to get in touch via email or telephone.
School children exploring in a museum and pointing at the exhibitions