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Sampad is looking for 20 volunteers to co-curate the Partition Trail exhibition

The volunteers will be put into small groups who will be responsible for specific sections of the exhibition, working alongside the curator to select the materials and art pieces which will contribute to the exhibition’s overall story.

They will then pitch their idea to staff from Sampad and Birmingham Museums who will provide professional feedback on their proposals.

The selected volunteers will attend a series of workshops over the summer holidays to help form the exhibition’s ideas, messages and design. We are keen to hear from anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in being involved.

By volunteering in this role participants will receive the following benefits;

  • New knowledge about a significant historical event
  • Free professional training in research
  • Professional experience in curation
  • Skill development in software such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Professional experience in the heritage sector
  • Opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
  • Opportunity to learn something new about the area you live in
  • All reasonable expenses reimbursed
  • A reference on request upon successful completion of work

Partition Trail Exhibition will be based at Soho House, Birmingham, and will launch 16th November 2017.

More detail about the project can be found here: or email

How to apply: Please email a CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to volunteer with us, and why you think you would be a good candidate to