In partnership with National Museums Liverpool, the University of Leicester recently unveiled the world’s first museum studies Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). MOOCs are online courses with unlimited participation.

‘Behind the scenes at the 21st Century museum’ is a six-week course, comprising of two hours a week. Since it was launched, 4,000 people have signed up for the course which starts online on 1 June.

David Fleming, NML Director, said: “The idea of this MOOC is really intriguing. It gets our message out there about our commitment to running a modern museum service for diverse audiences and it reaches a whole new audience worldwide.”

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