Studying LLM Art Law at York provided me with direction in my career and gave me confidence to build on my undergraduate degree in law and my personal passion for painting/creativity.
While I was unsure of my career direction when I started the course, and thought that law was one of the few options for me, I benefitted greatly from learning about the range of issues that span art and law. This then allowed me to consider working in museums and heritage institutions. I also tried to enhance each aspect of my learning alongside the course: for example, I attended a Sotheby’s study day, gave talks, volunteered and networked as much as possible. The LLM Art Law is a great conversation starter!
Making my way to Malton
I’m currently working at Malton Museum as Museum Administrator. I initially started as a volunteer after submitting my dissertation in September. I was offered the role in interview partly because my dissertation was focussed on museum collection management and provenance in the UK. The clincher was the dissemination piece of my dissertation, which I took with me to interview: it showed I could do more than just write academic assignments!
The issues that I researched in my dissertation, and learned throughout the course, are directly applicable and real-world situations that I see in my job every day. Completing the LLM has equipped me with the skills, thought processes, confidence and knowledge I need for my future career within arts and heritage.