The Huxley Club aims to equip its members with the skills and the academic background to act as student guides of the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich, which is run by Robin Hull, curator of the International Aldous Huxley Association (IAHS) and the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich.
The permanent exhibition of Huxley’s works at the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich is of interest to universities throughout the world and baccalaureate schools in Switzerland and in neighbouring countries (Gymnasia, Lycée).
Members of the Huxley Club spend a year studying the main works of Aldous Huxley and familiarising themselves with the contents of the exhibition in order to be able to assist the curator of the centre in showing groups of students from schools and universities around.
To qualify as a museum guide students need to attend at least 10 of the lectures listed below, preferably over an academic year, and give evidence of having read the texts concerned. In addition, they need to attend the opening lecture (Life and Works) and the final induction session for museum guides. On completing their training, student guides are invited to qualify as assistant curators in a further one-year programme.
If you’ve always been fascinated by history, art, or science, then visiting a museum can be a truly enlightening experience. But have you ever considered taking your love of learning to the next level by becoming a museum guide? As a guide, you’ll have the opportunity to share your passion with visitors from all walks of life and help them appreciate the exhibits in new and exciting ways.
So if we’ve piqued your interest and you’re ready to embark on a fulfilling and educational career, then consider becoming a museum guide today. With the right training and a dedication to learning, you can help others discover the wonders of the world around us.