Hampshire Museums

What is involved in this project?

The Hampshire Museums Orphan Project involves students working to investigate matters of intellectual property the Royal Marines Museum. Through this project, students will engage in a wide range of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Reviewing the museums' existing paperwork, especially with regards to historic loans and gifts, to confirm where there is sufficient evidence that the museum holds legal title to the object. 
  • Review the museums' loan packs to ensure that ownership problems are minimized in the future.
  • Where object ownership is unclear, students will identify the main questions to be answered in order to determine true ownership of items.
  • Identifying and developing contacts/meetings with specialist agencies if required.
  • Compilation of files for all relevant artefacts during the course of enquiries and conduct legal research as appropriate.

What skills are required for this project?

Students will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and very good levels of both spoken and written English.  You will also need to be flexible and proactive, possess a high level of emotional intelligence and be able to communicate with people of all ages.  You will be working on a diverse range of tasks and will need to be patient and understanding of the ways of working which are in place at museums.