Tuesday 1 March 2022, 12-1pm, online | More information and booking
You will hear from International History alumni working in the Museum and Heritage industry, about their career, their everyday job, and the skills they've learned in their History degree that they put into practice today.
A discussion with LSE International History alumni sharing their experiences and insights of working in the Museum and Heritage Industry, including an overview of the sector, examples of recent projects they've worked on and advice on the recruitment process.
Clara Lopez Prunonosa - Management Accountant at the British Museum
I graduated from the LSE in 2013, having done BSc International Relations & History. After taking a gap year to work for an NGO in Costa Rica, I worked for EY, where I did a training contract to become a Chartered Accountant. After three exciting but exhausting years in the city, I decided to follow my passion for the Arts & Heritage sector, while re-purposing my accounting skills. I began working for the British Museum in 2018, where I am currently a Management Accountant.
Darren Barker - Founder and Director of Barker Langham
Darren is a Founder of Barker Langham (alongside co-Founder Eric Langham), and leads the company’s work across its strategic, operational, business, analytics, cultural and master planning portfolio. He is a globally experienced and leading cultural and business planner and has developed a diverse range of cultural schemes from museums and historic buildings to parks and landscapes – with work covering vision development, competition brief origination, options appraisals, masterplanning, commercial and operational planning. He is an appointed adviser to the UK Heritage Fund.
The core of his work is planning holistically to ensure the future sustainability of culturally significant assets, places and their future economies. Recent projects include Oman Across Ages Museum, Museum of London West Smithfield, Qasr Al Hosn Fort and Cultural Foundation (Abu Dhabi), Weifang Cultural District (China), Chatsworth Estate, and the development of a brief for new urban park for St Petersburg (Russia).
As part of the development of the company’s work, Darren is also a Director of Barker Langham Recruitment which recruits for key positions in the cultural sector globally, and he lead Barker Langham’s development of its cloud-based business planning tool for the sector – Barker Langham Analytics.
Darren has been on the Blooloop Global Museum Influencers list for 2020 and 2021.
Juan David Cascavita - Historian, cultural heritage and archive professional
I hold a BA in History of the Colombian National University and an MSc in Economic History of the LSE. I worked at the Colombian National Archives as a Historian leading the process of organization and description of different archival funds of heritage documents according to International Standard ISAD-G and I also accompanied numerous public institutions in the process of archival transferences to the Colombian National Archives.
This event will be particularly useful if you:
- are thinking about a career in the Museum and Heritage
- would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in this area can entail.
- would like to get advice for your job search
Attending this event will enable you to:
- describe the key functions and the day-to-day work of the panellists
- evaluate some of the realities of careers in this sector.
- state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights