Information Morning for 2011 Training Programme on May 24

Our 2011 Training Programme starts in September and will run through until December 2011. If you are interested in signing up, then email or come to one of our information morinings at the Muzium Negara on Tuesday May 24 10-12noon

Tuesday September 6 10-12noon

Saturday September 10 10-12 noon

Places are limited so early applications are encouraged

Training at the Muzium Negara (National Museum) is on Tuesdays and Saturdays in English and on Wednesdays in Japanese.

Training at the Muzium Tekstil (Textiles Museum) is on Thursday in English.

In order to qualify for the MV training programme, you must have an interest in Malaysia, history and museums and undertake to serve as a volunteer guide once you have graduated from the training programme. In general terms, you will need to guide at the museum once a month. As the MV is a volunteer organization, you will also be encouraged to get involved in research, the schools programme and in the creation of pamphlets and booklets for use in the museums. There is no restriction on the nationality or gender of applicants. The courses are delivered in English and Japanese. There is also a French language group that organizes tours and talks in French

Muzium Negara – Guide Volunteers Training Programme Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Training Objective ? To provide Guide Volunteers with a broad understanding of the fascinating and complex Malaysian culture and history that can be used when undertaking guided tours of Muzium Negara.

How Is The Training Objective Achieved ? By exploring topics relating to the rich heritage and religions of the peoples of Malaysia and S.E. Asia based upon artefacts exhibited in Muzium Negara.

When Is The Training Carried Out ? Two parallel thirteen week training programmes are provided on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Guide Volunteers can choose which day they wish to attend.

Where Is The Training Carried Out ? Guide Volunteers meet at Muzium Negara, Jalan Damansara in one of the Meeting Rooms and in the Museum.

What Is The Training Commitment ? All Guide Volunteers must commit themselves as follows :

* to attend the full training programme

* to read the background training material

* to deliver presentations to fellow Guide Volunteers in the Museum without the use of notes: – 3 minutes – one Muzium artefact – 7 minutes – two Muzium artefact – 15 minutes – one Muzium Gallery

* to provide a formal paper upon each of the three presentations

* to attend three guided tours of Muzium Negara prior to graduation

* to be prepared to provide positive and meaningful guided tours of Muzium Negara

Who Provides The Training ? Guide Volunteers, Muzium Negara Staff plus outside experts with specialist knowledge present topics relating to the Training Objective.

What Happens After The Training Has Been Successfully Completed ? After successful completion of the training, Guide Volunteers are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony with their families where they receive their Graduation Certificate.

What Tasks Do Volunteer Guides Undertake ? Guide Volunteers are involved in one or more of the following areas :

§ Guiding – presenting free scheduled tours plus on-demand tours of Muzium Negara: guiding special exhibitions, presentations and visits.

§ Schools Programme – organising special tours of Muzium Negara for school children plus presentations about Malaysian culture in schools.

§ Research -locating and organising material to help fellow Guide and School Program Volunteers; helping with material for the publication of booklets for the general public and for children; helping with the translation service and providing information for Special Exhibitions.

§ Operations & IT – supporting general administration requirements; administering the MVM / MCG Library; maintaining ‘mvmqueries’ e-mail; by maintaining the MVM Website.

§ Communication – assisting with the production of the MVM Newsletter, MVM Press Releases and media events.

Where Can I Find Out More Information ? All queries should be forwarded to: Or come to our information morning

Author: Museum Volunteers, JMM

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2 thoughts on “Information Morning for 2011 Training Programme on May 24”

  1. Dear sir/madam,
    I’m interested to join this volunteer program. Is the registration still open?

    1. Dear Sozana,

      Many thanks for your message. The training programme starts in September and finishes in January/February. Please can you send a mail to and they will add you to the list of people who want to join the next training session in September 2012. Many thanks, Lorien Holland (MV website)

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