Archive for the ‘training’ Category

NWFED EVENT: Co-production in Practice

Friday, November 8th, 2019

When: Thursday 26th March (timings tbc)

Where: Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Ln, Salford – M5 3AN

How Much: Free to NWFed Members (for memberships costs and information on how to join, click here)

During this event you will hear from a number of North West organisation’s who have worked on co-curation projects of different scales and budgets. Each speaker will provide honest insights into their own co-curation process detailing what worked well, what went wrong and what they learned while providing invaluable advice for others looking to undertake co-curation projects in their own organisations.

Further details of the programme’s speakers and schedule will be announced soon.

To register your interest in attending, contact Emma Sumner (hello@emmasumner.com)

NWFED MUSEUM BASICS: An Introduction to… Object Marking and Labelling

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

When: 22 January 2020, 10.30am – 1.00pm

Where: Midland Railway Building, 38-40 Victoria St, Liverpool – L1 6BX

How Much: Free to NWFed Members (for memberships costs and information on how to join, click here)

Led by Tracey Seddon, Collections Care team, National Museums Liverpool

The NWFED introduces its new ‘Museum Basics’ training events with ‘An Introduction to Object Marking and Labelling’. This hands-on session provides everything you need to know about how to mark and label your collection in a safe and sensitive way. The course is aimed at volunteers and professionals new to the sector, as well as anyone who needs a refresher. By the end of the course you will

  • Know why and when to mark museum objects, including ethical considerations
  • Understand the Health and Safety issues relating to marking objects
  • Understand where to source marking and labelling materials and how to put a kit together
  • Have practical experience of marking and labelling a range of objects
  • Understand how to remove numbers

To reserve your place please email Emma Sumner (hello@emmasumner.com)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Association for Heritage Interpretation North Group Meeting

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

When: Friday 22 November at 11.00am

Where: Bolton Museum

How Much: FREE

The Association for Heritage Interpretation is the professional organisation for anyone helping people to understand and appreciate the world around them. If you are creating exhibitions, tours, trails or activities in museums and heritage sites, and would like to share and develop your interpretive skills, then please join a group of northern AHI members on a visit to Bolton Museum and find out more about this friendly and supportive network.

The next AHI North group meeting will take a tour of Bolton Museum’s newly refurbished Egyptian gallery which impressed the Museums Journal reviewer earlier this year. Members of the project team from the museum and the interpretive designers Core (formerly Leach Studio) will talk about their approach to interpreting this impressive collection.

To attend, please register with Sue Latimer (SueLatimer03@gmail.com | 01772 731051) by Wednesday 20 November.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Museum Development North West’s Capital Development Network Meeting

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

When: Thursday 14 November, 10.00am – 12.30pm

Where: Bolton Museum

Museum Development North West’s Capital Development Network is for anyone who is either going through, or thinking of undertaking a capital development at their museum.

Their next meeting, held at Bolton Museum, will hear all about the Museum’s recent development focusing on master planning, interpretation and collections management.

To register your attendance, Click Here.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Creative Consultation with Young People

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

When: 20 March 2020, 10.00am – 4.15pm

Where: Tullie House, Carlisle

How Much: £90.00

Led by Artswork, this course will ensure your projects for young people remain dynamic and relevant, by embedding their voice across your work and the governance of your organisation. Explore effective consultation tools and discover meaningful, creative ways to communicate with young people. Learn to understand the interests, needs and behaviours of your audiences by involving young people in active roles and ongoing dialogue that will both listen to and empower them.

To find out more about the course and how to book a place, Click Here.

FUNDING: Change Creation Programme Reopens for Applications

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Deadline: 21 November

Change Creation works with visionary organisations to create and embed transformational change. Designed and delivered by people make it work, one of the UK’s most experienced organisational development agencies working in the Cultural sector, Change Creation involves and engages organisations to shape, test, challenge and realise lasting change through networks, peer learning, research, tools, resources, a hot-house of support, industry experts, workshops, learning events… and much more!

With such a huge demand for their first Change Creation Programme, they have decided to build TWO new programmes – Change Creation 2 will start in November 2019 with a two-year programme running until October 2021. Change Creation 3 will start in June 2020 and run until May 2022. Each programme is open and available for up to 30 arts and cultural organisations from across the UK.

To find out further details on how to apply and further details about what the programme will entail, Click Here.

CONFERENCE: Championing Accessible Museums

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

When: 12 December 2019, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Where: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

How Much: £55.00 – £195.00

There are nearly 14 million disabled people living in the UK, but many museums continue to struggle to welcome them as visitors, volunteers and members of the workforce. What can be done to address disabled access, participation and representation? How can individuals and organisations embed inclusive practice?

Through a series of practical talks as well as interactive discussion, debate and exchange, this one-day Museums Association conference explores how museums can become truly inclusive spaces and representational platforms, and champion equality at every level.

This event is for anyone who is working towards diversity and inclusion at a museum or relevant organisation.

For further details on speakers and how to book your ticket, Click Here

NWFED SUPPORTED EVENT: SMILE’s Creative Science Engagement Day

Monday, September 16th, 2019

When: Wednesday 20 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Where: Bolton Museum, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE

How Much: Free

Supported by the North West Federation of Museums as part of our ongoing events programme, we welcome all of our members to join us for the day at Bolton Museum for an opportunity to network and share expertise and science learning ideas with SMILE (Science in Museums Inspiring Learning & Engagement).

Organised by Alex McLeman from Bolton Library and Museum Services, you’ll find out about Bolton Museum’s science learning programmes and how the Arts have been used to inspire science engagement with people of all ages. You’ll learn about initiatives including Strong Women of Science, explore a new interactive Elements exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of the periodic table, journey into the Aquarium and Nature Gallery, discover the science within Bolton Museum’s amazing Ancient Egypt Galleries, delve into exquisitely created bags of beasts and discover how you can use them at your venue.

To book your free ticket, Click Here.

CONFERENCE: Navigating the digital shift: practices and possibilities

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

When: 12 – 14 November 2019

Where: Birmingham Conference and Events Centre

How Much: £0 – £228.30

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities is a collaborative conference series hosted by The National Archives, Research Libraries UK and Jisc. Now in its seventh year, DCDC brings together colleagues from across the archive, library, museum and academic sectors to explore shared opportunities, collective challenges, and to discuss how each sector can work more effectively with one another.

DCDC19 will explore the possibilities of the digital shift for collections, audience expectations, and professional practices. It seeks to go beyond recounting the huge change that the digital shift has represented, and to examine possibilities for the future.

For further information and to register for the event, Click Here.

NEWS: Prosper North Offers Free Business Support Programme for Culture and Heritage Organisations

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Prosper North have released details about a new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger, more impactful, and make the most of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund investment opportunity.

Prosper North’s programme aims to improve the capabilities of around 80 cultural heritage organisations in the North of England– from music venues to community art groups, and independent museums to literature festivals – to increase income and impact, becoming more resilient businesses. It is aligned with the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF), managed by the Key Fund, which is offering social investments (mix of grant and loans) to creative and cultural organisations in the north of England who deliver positive social impacts.

For those interested in finding out more about the programme, Prosper North are hosting two briefing events in the North West, one in Kendal on the 3 July, and another in Liverpool on the 17 July.

To learn more about the programme and to check if your organisation is eligible to participate, Click Here

NEWS: Museums Association to Expand Transformers Programme

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Freelance conservator Lucie Graham working on our N.H collection (2)

Freelance conservator Lucie Graham working on Gallery Oldham’s Natural History collection. Image Courtesy:  Gallery Oldham.

 

Following a successful application for Arts Council England’s (ACE) Museum Resilience Fund, The Museums Association (MA) has announced it is to expand its Transformers initiative.

Transformers is the Museums Association’s workforce initiative for people in mid-career, supported by any accredited museum (or museum working towards accreditation), looking to change the way they work.  Those who participate are challenged to develop new ways of thinking and supported throughout to engage with experimental ideas, fresh thinking and learning from the experience of experts and innovators.

Receiving £407,662 from the Museums Resilience Fund, the MA plan to broaden and diversify the Transformers targeting areas of particular need such as civic museums and smaller regional museums.

It will include three strands: intensive support, coaching, residential courses and workshops for 16 mid-career professionals, culminating in a £3,000 microfunded project at their museum; a two-day course for 130 participants, in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, including learning from the Foundation’s Our Museum project, with sessions on change management, partnership working and influencing; and a programme of support and coaching for 20 mid-career museum professionals from diverse backgrounds.  Sharon Heal, the MA’s director, explains:

“We are delighted to have backing from ACE for this ground-breaking scheme that encourages innovation and risk-taking. We are working with partner organisations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to ensure that museum professionals across the UK are able to benefit from this pioneering scheme.

“The additional funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will enable us to embed the legacy and learning of the Our Museum programme into Transformers so that participants can embed working with communities as active partners in their work.”

To find out more  about Transformers and how you could participate, Click Here

FUNDING: Connections Through Culture International Development Grants

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Applications Accepted Four Times a Year

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme which develops exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK.  The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK.  Artists and arts organisations in both countries can benefit from the inspiration gained from exchanging ideas and sharing their cultural history.

A limited number of small grants to enable artists or members of arts organisations to visit their counterparts in China or the UK for up to ten days, to develop projects, exchange skills or see others’ work. Grants are offered four times each year, the forthcoming deadlines are detailed below:

Applications open: Monday 4 July 2016
Application deadline: Friday 5 August 2016
Results out: Monday 5 September 2016

For further information and details on how to apply through the British Council’s online application system, Click Here.