Sheila inspecting artwork


The Art Collection hosts student placements throughout the year.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in curation we can provide opportunities to learn hands-on skills. We have worked with a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate students, many who have gone on to secure jobs in archive and museum services.

“Working at the Archives with the other volunteers has been enriching, fun, and never dull, with no two days being the same and always having a new task to sink my teeth into. In two weeks it’ll be my final time climbing to Pathfoot hill to start my afternoon of volunteering, and I am going to miss working with these amazing people and interesting projects“
Jennifer, Scottish Political Archive volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering please email us