Archive for January, 2022

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.

Abi Godfrey is a former Duty Manager at the Holburne Museum, Bath, and Co-founder of Front of House in Museums.

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.

Sharing Space: Co-creation in the Visual Arts #SharingSpace2022

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Across January and February, Engage are hosting Sharing Space,
a series on co-creation

Sharing Space: Co-creation in the visual arts, will explore how artists, organisations and people create art and catalyse social change.

Each session has an incredible array of contributors including Susanne Burns, Debbie Chan,  Fiona Macdonald, Professor Paul Heritage, and François Matarasso.


20 Jan 2022 – Shifting Hierarchies: the approach of co-creation

26 Jan 2022 – Environments for Co-creation

1 Feb 2022 – Democracy and Collaboration: is everyone an artist?

10 Feb 2022 – Adaptation and Innovation

Tickets are available for individual sessions (£15 – £50) or a combined ticket for the series of all four dates (£60-£200)

Visit the Engage website to book your place.

Get in touch if you have any questions: #SharingSpace2022