Social Media Internship with the Micromuseums Archive, Bishopsgate Institute

The Micromuseums Archive opened at Bishopsgate Institute in March 2015 and houses materials relating to small independent museums in the UK. At present, the archive contains leaflets, booklets, and postcards that were collected by Dr Fiona Candlin in the course of her research, and we are actively seeking to develop the holdings. To this end we are looking for an intern who can develop social media profiles for the archive.

The ideal candidate will be able to work seven hours per week over two-three months, have a strong interest in small museums, and feel comfortable using social media. Familiarity with Hootsuite would be desirable but training can be provided if required.

The intern will work under the joint supervision of Fiona Candlin and Elsa Izaguirre (social media manager) and will need to stay in close contact with archivists at Bishopsgate Institute.

The intern will gain

  • Experience of working with an archive
  • Experience of developing social media strategy
  • Knowledge of the museum sector

Please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Fiona Candlin on

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The University São Paulo’s Language Education Project

USP will receive graduate students enrolled in Postgraduate Programs of UK universities for a period of 5 months. The project’s aim is to provide English classes to USP undergraduates. All UK students will take an IELTS Trainer Training course offered by the British Council at the University of São Paulo and will be duly supervised. The project is funded by USP and the British Council.

Read this document for further information.

For any further information, please contact Titular Professor Esmeralda Negrão:  (

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World War One in Tower Hamlets – Volunteers needed

To mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives is embarking on a major series of events with the
help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A touring exhibition will be developed to examine how local residents lived throughout
the years 1914 – 1918. In addition, a new digitised resource will be created based on the Poplar Military Service Tribunal, 1916-1918. The Register contains some 3,500 names of men seeking exemption from the call-up to military service and will be made freely available online to help people researching their family history. It will also provide new insights into the war’s impact on the local economy and life on the home front, as well as the history of conscientious objectors.

We are seeking volunteers to

  • Undertake indexing of the Register – inputting names, addresses and other information from the handwritten register into a spreadsheet. This can be done from home via a computer.
  • Help to research the history of WW1 in the archives to develop the exhibition
  • Assist with public events to commemorate the centenary to be held this August

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gary Haines, World War One in Tower Hamlets Project Co-Ordinator, via email on or call Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives on 020 7364 1290.

The project will run from June-September 2014.

Click here for the flyer

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