The Overseas Study Visit (OSV)
You can see details of the visits made by the 2015 - 2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 cohorts here. 2019-2020 visits will be updated on the site in the coming weeks.
The chance to visit a museum or gallery or group of institutions overseas is undoubtedly a highlight of the MRL year. You will start thinking about and planning your OSV from the moment you are accepted on the Programme. Our experience suggests that it can take several months to set up your trip and although we do offer introductions and support through the Faculty and Alumni, planning, undertaking and thinking about the visit is down to you. We will devote a portion of the first residential programme to discussing your OSV.
We run a report back session at the September workshop using the now familiar Pecha Kucha presentation technique (though we have a distinct MRL twist on the PK system). We encourage MRL participants to take plenty of good photographs for their presentations and to tell a compelling story, focusing on the resilience lessons learned from the way museums in other cultural settings have benefited from challenges, political, financial and cultural.
The ability to tell pithy stories with economy and style is a key element in the MRL learning to lead toolkit.