View NWFED event presentations, the business plan, board minutes and information about our constitution. This section of the website also includes publications by Renaissance North West, and various reports about grants and projects.

Resources From Past NWFED Events

Arts- Health and Well Being

12 November 2014 at The Atkinson Art Centre, Southport

Presentations by Jo Ward including an overview of the current health terrain, explanations of the different bodies and their roles and links to useful websites.

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HeathandWellBeing briefJoWard


Moving Heavy Objects

24 June 2014 at the Museum of Science and Industry

Find out about best practice and general guidance on how to move heavy objects!  Presentation by Rachel Rimmer, Collections Care  Manager at Mosi.

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LGBT representation in museums and heritage to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia

19 May 2014 at the Museum of Science and Industry

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NWFED Networking event:Changes to the National Curriculum,

31 October 2013 at the Museum of Liverpool

Context, threats and opportunities by Nick Winterbotham, Chairman of GEM at Getting it Right

Getting it Right Amanda Moore, Katy Melville, Warrington Museum

NWFED Getting it Right, Take One Picture partnership with Edge Hill University.nwfedTakeOnePicturepartnershipwith Edge Hill College


NWFED Event: Splinter Design presentation, Harnessing the Power of Social Media

15 January 2013 at the Museum of Liverpool




Toolkit on working with young people in museums

A new toolkit containing information and tips on working with young people in museums has been produced, drawing on the two-year project, Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place, led by the National Museum of Scotland.  The toolkit shows how museums can provide young adults with positive personal, cultural and learning experiences, develop their creativity and improve their life skills.


Share and share alike: Regional interpretation training goes viral

Early 2013 three cultural learning networks in Cumbria, funded through Arts Council England Major Partner Museum funding, established a training course – a beginner’s guide to interpretation – for staff and freelancers working in and for cultural venues across Cumbria. The course covered interpretive planning, imaginative interpretation of objects, interpretive writing, live interpretation and evaluation of interpretation. Thanks to funding from the Museum Development North West Sustainable Improvement Fund, some of the sessions were filmed to produce a training legacy. It is hoped that they will be of interest to a wider audience and used for training. Find out more about the training programme and see the films here.

SWFederation’s summer forum 2014

Useful Presentations about the changes to the National Curriculum.

Audio recordings of four webinars developed by Collections Trust, with funding and support from Arts Council England, are now available as a new online training resource on Collections Link.

The webinars feature presentations on key subjects delivered by expert speakers, which have been synchronised with their PowerPoint presentations. Each webinar lasts an hour, and includes 25 minutes of in-depth discussions with participants.

Aimed at small and medium-sized museums who are either Accredited or working towards Accreditation. The four key subjects covered are:

The four webinars are a prime opportunity for museum professionals to refresh their knowledge about key collections management topics. Each one enables listeners to improve their knowledge of a key collections management topic, learn from the experience of sector experts, identify related support material, and hear colleagues question speakers and raise issues and concerns.

Online access here


2016 Update from Museums Association North West Region Representative Alex Walker: 



Museum Development North West Programme Report 2012 – 15: 

MDNW Programme Report 12-15.pdf


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