Giving a voice to museum people in the North West since 1927

Events

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
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
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
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
In Conversation: Co-curation & Film in Museums
Join us for our next online In Conversation event for members,focusing on Co-curation & Film in MuseumsThursday 20th April 2023, 1.00 - 2.00 pm Following last year’s highly successful In Conversation on Co-Production and Working with Communities, we return to the same theme for our next online lunchtime event, this time looking at community engagement in film and audio-visual exhibits. ...
Fri Mar 17
Museum Basics: Object Handling & Moving
A hands on introduction to object handling and moving in museums. Open to NWFed individual members and staff from NWFed member museums only. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – LOOK OUT FOR MORE MUSEUMS BASICS EVENTS COMING SOON  Join us at Lancashire’s specialist Conservation Studios in Preston, on Tuesday 7th March 2023 from 10am - 1pm, with ...
Mon Jan 16
In Conversation: Co-production & Working with Communities Review Part Two
NWFed Board Member Claire Sleightholm reviews the afternoon sessions at our sold out event at the People's History Museum #InConversation After lunch and networking, we heard from speakers from around the region who shared their own co-production experiences.  It was a packed programme with each speaker limited to ten minutes, such was the response to the call out for case ...
Tue Sep 27
Covid & Other Disasters: Conservation Matters Conference Review
Christian Baars and Pierette Squires take a look back at this recent conference by the Northwest Conservators Group which we were delighted to support. #CMNW21 After enjoying helping to coordinate the well-established ‘Conservation Matters in Wales’ for a number of years and a recent move of one of us to England, we were keen to continue the brand in the ...
Fri Jul 29
In Conversation: Co-production & Working with Communities – Review Part One
NWFed Board Member Claire Sleightholm reviews our recent sold out event at the People's History Museum #InConversation In what was NWFed’s first face to face conference for a few years, we were delighted to have a sell-out event. It seems museum people are ready to get back together and share.  For many, it was the first opportunity in a while ...
Tue Jul 26
Co-production & Working with Communities (plus our AGM)
People's History Museum, Manchester Join us for our next event for NWFed membersWednesday 6th July 2022, 10.00 - 4.00pm BOOK HERE At this one-day conference at the People’s History Museum (#Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 finalist and Activist Museum 2021-22 Winner) in Manchester we will discuss the ways in which museums in the North West are working with ...
Wed May 11
Museum Basics is Back! Join us for Object Marking and Labelling in Liverpool
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - LOOK OUT FOR MORE MUSEUMS BASICS EVENTS COMING SOON We're delighted to bring back our first Museum Basics: An Introduction to Object Marking and Labelling training course since 2020, which takes place at World Museum, Liverpool, on Thursday 16th June 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm. This hands-on session provides everything you need ...
Mon May 2
“Front of House make museums; they are the face of every single one.”
NWFed trustee, Claire Sleightholm, reviews our recent In Conversation event on the Changing Role of Museum Front of House (more…) ...
Sat Mar 19