LOVE SHOES? Take Part in a Shoe Study Focus Group, Northampton Museum 21st August 2013

This is part of an exciting project I am working on and I am so excited to be able to share this opportunity, please spread the word to anyone else you think would be interested –

Shoe Galleries, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery :

Cinderella Syndrome Focus Group Volunteer Invitation

We are looking for volunteers to participate in our focus groups experience

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At Northampton Museum & Gallery we are always asking questions about how shoes are displayed – not just in our own museum, but also everywhere around us. The Cinderella Syndrome is a major exhibition and research project, created by NMAG and taking place at the National TrustÔÇÖs Canons Ashby near Daventry, at Westfield shopping centre and at the Royal Exchange, London. WeÔÇÖre researching the challenges of displaying shoes in an engaging and exciting way and reactions to the stories shoes tell about the people who wore them.

Could you contribute to our research and be part of this innovative project? We are hosting a day of discussions about the shoes on display at the museum and we would like to have your views. To thank you for your time we are offering volunteers a private tour of the shoe stores, which is open only on selected occasions and for which there is usually a charge. We hope that tea and cake may also entice you to join us for a couple of hours

When:  21 Aug 2013: either morning or afternoon session (please state if you have a preference)

What: Hour long session including a tour of the Shoe Galleries at NMAG, followed by a round table discussion with other volunteers. You will be allocated either the morning or afternoon session.

Where: Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 4-6 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Who: We are interested in your views regardless of your age, gender, education, a regular visitor to NMAG, a frequent one or first time attender. We want you to be a key part of our project

WhatÔÇÖs in it for me? A chance to be a part of this a ground breaking project, meet other people and museum staff, a private tour of the shoe stores*, plus tea and cake ÔÇô a jolly good day out we think.

How: Interested? Email Shaun Carrington at [email protected] ┬áor phone 01604 838111 with your name, address, email, telephone and register your interest. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You are welcome to bring a friend but please include also their contact details, as you will need to be counted individually.

Please note: we apologise but this event does not cater for children and babies. Volunteers must be over the age of 12 years. If 12-16 years parental / guardian consent must be provided.

  *NB, please note there is limited disabled access in the shoe store, (5 mins walk from museum plus 13 stairs with no lift), please enquire for full details and to discuss any concerns you might have and we will do our best to accommodate.

Northampton museum is a short 10 minute walk from Northampton train station, the train journey is approximately 45 mins from London Euston and 2 hours from Manchester Piccadilly.

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Vivienne Westwood offers a variety of internship opportunities.

An internship is a great way to start your career; it gives you valuable leadership experience and important networking opportunities that can help in a competitive job market.

Look below at the opportunities now available and see if any of them match with your skills.

If there are currently no work placements that match your criteria, you can send your CV for a future application stating:

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