Giving a voice to museum people in the North West since 1927
NWFed welcomes members from across the North
Following the sad closure of the Yorkshire Fed earlier this year, we would like to encourage anyone from the North who feels they would benefit from taking part in our online and face-to-face events and training - like In Conversation and Museum Basics, as well as other national and regional networking opportunities - to join us. As an individual member, you can also apply for small ...
Sun Jul 21
NWFed 2024 Annual General Meeting and Conference – Call for Speakers
Advocating for and through museums On Thursday 17 October 2024 we will be hosting the NWFed 2024 Annual General Meeting and Conference at The World of Glass in St Helens, Merseyside. This year’s theme is Advocating for and through museums. With a range of talks we want to explore questions like: How do we advocate for museums and galleries, and the ...
Mon Jun 10
Small Grants Case Study: Suzanne Hudson
Suzanne Hudson is a NWFed Member who manages the Children, Young People and Families team across Oldham’s Heritage, Libraries and Arts Service. Suzanne applied for funding from our small grants scheme to attend the Arts for All Family Arts Conference in Leeds on Thursday 29 February 2024. Here, Suzanne explains why she applied for a small grant and the benefits ...
Thu May 30
Updates from the NWFed Chair – May 2024
Our Chair, Helen Fairs, shares some updates from the NWFed board, including changes to the team, what we've been up to in recent months and tweaks to our small grants scheme. It was October last year at our Annual General Meeting that I started my role as Chair of NWFed, which equally feels like just yesterday and a long time ...
Wed May 1
How museums can plan for emergencies – key takeaways from our In Conversation event
NWFed Board Member, Jess, reviews our recent online In Conversation event about emergency planning. Our first In Conversation event of 2024 kicked off with the subject of emergency planning. We were very grateful to have two talented and experienced speakers - Pierrette Squires from Bolton Museum and Emma Dadson from Harwell Restoration. Both Pierrette and Emma were hugely insightful about ...
Sat Feb 24
NEW EVENT: A Mindful Museum Experience, Manchester Art Gallery
In-person In Conversation event 10am-12noon, Thursday 28 March 2024 in the Room To Breathe space at Manchester Art Gallery Join us for an introduction to the Room to Breathe space at Manchester Art Gallery. The team involved in its development will discuss each of their roles and talk about their research study and its results. They will also explore the ...
Sat Feb 24
Small Grants Case Study: Jessica Park
Jessica Park, NWFed Member and a volunteer at the Co-operative Heritage Trust Archive in Manchester, applied for funding from our small grants scheme in 2023 to support travel costs for volunteering and to book on to collections management courses at Lancashire Conservation Studios. Here, Jessica explains why she applied for a small grant and the benefits it has had for ...
Thu Jan 18
NEW EVENT: An Introduction to Emergency Planning
Online In Conversation Event 1-2pm, Thursday 1 February 2024 Museum Development North West’s recent report into museum emergency networks and support across our region identified that risks are increasing, especially due to climate change, from water, pests, and mould. The report also highlighted that the levels of emergency preparedness in our museums varies greatly. Our next online In Conversation event ...
Sun Dec 17
Making museums places for everyone – innovative approaches shared at NWFed’s annual conference
NWFed Board Member, Eleanor, reviews our recent In Conversation event at Manchester Museum As well as being a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with other museum professionals from across the North West, and hear about some incredible projects that have been happening in our region, NWFed’s ‘In Conversation: Museums – Places for Everyone event’ on Thursday 12 October 2023 ...
Mon Nov 13
Conservation Matters in the North 2023
Following a successful first Conservation Matters in the North conference in 2021, The Northwest Conservators Group has announced details of its next event, 'Collaboration in Conservation', which is happening on Friday 24 November 2023. The conference will see museum professionals from across the region discussing what collaboration in conservation really means. Is it a collaborative engagement project, co-production of an ...
Mon Oct 30
Museums Association Conference 2023: The Power of Museums
7-9 November 2023, Newcastle-Gateshead and online  It's your last chance to book tickets for the Museums Association's hybrid annual Conference 2023, which will be held at The Glasshouse (formerly the Sage Gateshead) on 7-9 November 2023. It's also available online for remote attendees.  What to expect from Museums Association Conference 2023 Museum collections, buildings and people have the power to ...
Fri Oct 27
In Conversation: Museums as Places for Everyone
Our next In Conversation Join us at Manchester Museum on 12th October 2023 for our nextIn Conversation event for members. The conference will also include our annual brief AGM when we will welcome new members to our board. Places are limited, so why not book today? This year’s theme is Museums - Places for Everyone and will look at museums’ ...
Thu Aug 17