Archive for October, 2019

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Curator of Art, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

What: Curator of Art, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery and Turton Tower

Where: Based at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Salary: £27,905 – £31,371 per annum, pro rata

Contract: Part time, 22.2hrs per week

Deadline: 7 November 2019 (interviews 15 November)

Blackburn with Darwen Council are looking for an experienced museum professional to join their small team at Blackburn Museum and Art gallery and Turton Tower. You will be responsible for caring for, make accessible and engaging audiences with the art collections including the Hart collection of early printed books and manuscripts and Lewis collection of over 1000 Japanese woodblock prints. You will need to have experience of Interpretation, curatorial care of collections and working with communities, academics and as a flexible member of a small team.

Candidates will hold a relevant degree and a post-graduate qualification in Museum Studies.

For further details on the role and information on how to apply, 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

CONFERENCE: Engage 2019

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

When: 5 – 6 November 2019,

Where: Northumbria University, Newcastle and Gateshead

How Much: £175.00 – £420.00

The Engage Conference 2019, Unlocking Culture: an entitlement for children and young people, will examine the benefits and challenges of young people’s access to the arts, exploring best practice, partnerships and policies from the sector.

Key contributors at the conference will be young people, whose voices will build a UK-wide picture of their current cultural access and how culture can be delivered more on their terms. Examples of best practice will focus on innovative work that help children and young people overcome the barriers they encounter (both real and perceived) and embrace them as leaders and co-creators. Delegates will hear from organisations and individuals who are giving a voice to the marginalised. Experts will showcase programmes through which access to the arts has been created or improved for young people with special educational needs, disabilities and mental health issues, as well as those facing challenging circumstances such as rural isolation and socio-economic deprivation.

The event will be useful for anyone working in cultural education, particularly those involved in the visual arts and heritage across the UK and beyond. Delegates can expect to take away tangible ideas and actions to build into their own work. The conference is intended to be a conversation starter, to encourage educators to think differently and listen closely to youth voices.

For further details on the programme and information on how to book your place, Click Here


WORKSHOP: A Welcome Difference – Creating the Best Experience for Adults and Children with Autism

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

When: 28th November, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Where: Dove Cottage Learning Space, Grasmere

How Much: Free for Cumbrian museum’s staff

This full-day workshop has been organised by the Cumbrian Museum Consortium for Cumbrian museum colleagues interested in ensuring adults and children with autism have the best experience in their museums. The event will ask what you understand by the term ‘autism’ while explaining how best to welcome visitors with autism most effectively.

There are a range of people presenting, all of whom are speaking about autism from a personal or professional viewpoint, including: Dr Kate Fox (Poet and Stand-up Comedian with autism, Alan Gillon (The Beacon in Whitehaven), Sarah Johnson (Head of Learning Support & Strategic Resourced Provision for Autism, Cockermouth School), parents of autistic children in conversation with Kate Parry, the Triple A team (a group of young adults from Triple A, Penrith) and Ali McCaw (Artistic Director, Prism Arts).

For further information or to book tickets, Click Here.