The Young Explainers programme

Experience is invaluable when it comes to securing employment in arts. Get involved with the Young Explainers programme at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, and get a headstart in your career.

Make your CV stand out with practical experience of working in culture, heritage and business. With the Young Explainers programme, you’ll have the chance to put the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired during your course into practice, in a real, professional environment. 

Working with students from other disciplines, like English, fine art and graphic design, you’ll be mentored by Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery staff to carry out research and deliver outstanding public events and activities.

Young Explainer Lawrence Hendra, BA (Hons) Art History

Lately I discovered a previously lost work by Sir Joshua Reynolds, mis-catalogued by a leading auction house. If I hadn’t been involved in a Young Explainers project called ‘Living Reynolds’ in 2010, I very much doubt I would have spotted it.

Lawrence is now Associate Director with Philip Mould & Company in London, and the newest member of the team on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.