A first of its kind survey of university museums and collections professionals
Between October and November 2017, we asked 5,625 university museum and collections professionals from 42 countries questions about their daily work, training, satisfaction, expectations and networks.
When did you start working in a university museum/collection?
Identify the components of your formal academic training path that you think are important to leading to your current position
Do you consider your ACADEMIC training sufficient for your work at the Museum/Collection?
I was not prepared enough to the specificities of the academic context of University museums and collections.
Much too theoretical.
University museums are a completely different atmosphere.
There were no museum studies in the PhD courses. I had to study museology by myself and on the ground.
Status issues. Without a PhD status is low.
Academic training was valuable but on job training and internships very important supplement to academic training.
Professionally, where would you like to be in 10 years?
Most Difficult Problem
Not enough staff. Not enough resources overall.
A heavy workload
Lack of financial and human resources
Lack of vision from management for the museum. Lack of team work within the museum.
NO PERSONAL BESIDES ME
Software, working with those who don't like change
Too many responsibilities. No time to do anything well.
we have not enough budget in our museum.
What you like the most
Ability to preserved our collections for our future generations.
Interacting with the public and seeing their curiosity sated or piqued
The collections, interactions with students &
working with students, colleagues, peers
you learn constantly new thinks, variety of work, collection