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Museum Basics is Back! Join us for Object Marking and Labelling in Liverpool

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

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 to know about how to mark and label your collection in a safe and sensitive way. The half-day course is aimed at volunteers and professionals new to the sector, as well as anyone who needs a refresher. It is free for NWFed members and staff from NWFed member museums. Find out how to join NWFed for just £12 a year here. Places are limited to 12, so early booking is recommended.

The training will be led by Tracey Seddon, Collections Care Team, National Museums Liverpool.
By the end of the course you will:

• Know why and when to mark museum objects, including ethical considerations
• Understand the Health and Safety issues relating to marking objects
• Understand where to source marking and labelling materials and how to put a kit together
• Have practical experience of marking and labelling a range of objects
• Understand how to remove numbers

Previous delegates have said:

Museum Basics Course – professional, informative and valuable.

Siobahn Wordingham, Volunteer, West Kirkby Museum

Participating in this  training was a great way to gain expert advice and hands-on experience for advancing my career – what set this course  apart from some other training opportunities was connecting with emerging talent and industry leading professionals who share my passion for championing North West Heritage and culture.

Adam Duckworth, Demonstrator, National Museums Liverpool

The location is World Museum Liverpool, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN

Book your place at Eventbrite here now.

Image: Museum Basics event in action at National Museums Liverpool 

“Front of House make museums; they are the face of every single one.”

Saturday, March 19th, 2022
A museum staff member giving a talk in a gallery to a group of young people. Credit: NML Copyright: Pete Carr
Credit: NML Copyright: Pete Carr

NWFed trustee, Claire Sleightholm, reviews our recent In Conversation event on the Changing Role of Museum Front of House

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In Conversation: The Changing Role of Museum Front of House

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
A museum staff member giving a talk in a gallery to a group of young people. Credit: NML Copyright: Pete Carr
Credit: NML Copyright: Pete Carr

“Front of House make museums; they are the face of every single one.”

Join us for our next free In Conversation event for NWFed members.
Online on Thursday 24th February 2021, 12 – 1pm #FOHMuseums

The pandemic has shown that in a crisis, Front of House workers are invaluable. Their work to reopen museums, respond to the constantly changing environment, and create a safe, comfortable visitor experience are at the heart of the museum sector’s recovery.

But what of the future? NWFed’s latest In Conversation event offers an opportunity to discuss and explore the changing role of Front of House with a panel of colleagues who are passionate about the subject.

Chad McGitchie is Visitor Services Team Lead for The Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery, and Chair of the Northwest Visitor Team Management & Development Network.

William Tregaskes is Co-founder of Front of House in Museums and the Museums Association Rep for Wales.

Chairing the panel will be Dwight Clarke, Visitor Services Officer, Manchester Art Gallery, and a member of the NWFed board of trustees.

This event is free for all NWFed members (and those who work in NWFed member museums).
Find out how to join us for just £12 per year (£5 students) here.

The event takes take place on Zoom on Thursday 24 February 2022, 12.00 – 1.00pm.
Book your tickets through Eventbrite now and we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the event the day beforehand.

NEWS: Prosper North Offers Free Business Support Programme for Culture and Heritage Organisations

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Prosper North have released details about a new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger, more impactful, and make the most of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund investment opportunity.

Prosper North’s programme aims to improve the capabilities of around 80 cultural heritage organisations in the North of England– from music venues to community art groups, and independent museums to literature festivals – to increase income and impact, becoming more resilient businesses. It is aligned with the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF), managed by the Key Fund, which is offering social investments (mix of grant and loans) to creative and cultural organisations in the north of England who deliver positive social impacts.

For those interested in finding out more about the programme, Prosper North are hosting two briefing events in the North West, one in Kendal on the 3 July, and another in Liverpool on the 17 July.

To learn more about the programme and to check if your organisation is eligible to participate, Click Here

NEWS: Museums Association to Expand Transformers Programme

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Freelance conservator Lucie Graham working on our N.H collection (2)

Freelance conservator Lucie Graham working on Gallery Oldham’s Natural History collection. Image Courtesy:  Gallery Oldham.

 

Following a successful application for Arts Council England’s (ACE) Museum Resilience Fund, The Museums Association (MA) has announced it is to expand its Transformers initiative.

Transformers is the Museums Association’s workforce initiative for people in mid-career, supported by any accredited museum (or museum working towards accreditation), looking to change the way they work.  Those who participate are challenged to develop new ways of thinking and supported throughout to engage with experimental ideas, fresh thinking and learning from the experience of experts and innovators.

Receiving £407,662 from the Museums Resilience Fund, the MA plan to broaden and diversify the Transformers targeting areas of particular need such as civic museums and smaller regional museums.

It will include three strands: intensive support, coaching, residential courses and workshops for 16 mid-career professionals, culminating in a £3,000 microfunded project at their museum; a two-day course for 130 participants, in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, including learning from the Foundation’s Our Museum project, with sessions on change management, partnership working and influencing; and a programme of support and coaching for 20 mid-career museum professionals from diverse backgrounds.  Sharon Heal, the MA’s director, explains:

“We are delighted to have backing from ACE for this ground-breaking scheme that encourages innovation and risk-taking. We are working with partner organisations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to ensure that museum professionals across the UK are able to benefit from this pioneering scheme.

“The additional funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will enable us to embed the legacy and learning of the Our Museum programme into Transformers so that participants can embed working with communities as active partners in their work.”

To find out more  about Transformers and how you could participate, Click Here

FUNDING: Connections Through Culture International Development Grants

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Applications Accepted Four Times a Year

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme which develops exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK.  The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK.  Artists and arts organisations in both countries can benefit from the inspiration gained from exchanging ideas and sharing their cultural history.

A limited number of small grants to enable artists or members of arts organisations to visit their counterparts in China or the UK for up to ten days, to develop projects, exchange skills or see others’ work. Grants are offered four times each year, the forthcoming deadlines are detailed below:

Applications open: Monday 4 July 2016
Application deadline: Friday 5 August 2016
Results out: Monday 5 September 2016

For further information and details on how to apply through the British Council’s online application system, Click Here.