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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
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
NWFed CPD Small Grants increased to £200
We're delighted to have re-opened our CPD Small Grants programme for individual members offering grants of up to £200. Our CPD Small Grants programme is now open for applications from individual members of the Fed, so we'd love you to apply. We have recently increased our grant amounts to up to £200 to help you access professional development opportunities, a ...
Thu Mar 9
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House welcomes new Chair, Alex Walker
NWFed member museum Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has announced the appointment of Alex Walker as the new Chair of Trustees. Alex has over 40 years experience in the museum sector, including leading the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston, as Chair of the British Association of Friends of Museums and as a current member of the advisory panel for the ...
Sun Nov 27