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
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
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
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
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
NWFED NEWS: Introducing New NWFED Board Member – Andy Pearce
Andy Pearce has over 30 years experience in the museum sector in the North West in roles ranging from Education Officer to Director. He has worked in a wide range of heritage organisations from small independents to large nationals, from charitable trusts to local authorities and has had responsibility for the care and display of many different types of collections ...
Sun Aug 18
NEWS: The Prince of Wales Opens Lakeland Arts New Windermere Jetty Museum
HRH The Prince of Wales is welcomed onboard Osprey by John Eaton, David Dunlop, Paul Pearson and Ian Shirra at Windermere Jetty. Photo Jan Chlebik After an extensive £20 million development project by Lakeland Arts, the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories finally opened to the public earlier this year on the 23 March.  Following its public opening, ...
Tue Apr 9
IN PROFILE: Norton Priory’s Sustainable Redevelopment
  As you approach Runcorn's Norton Priory site, tucked behind a modern industrial estate, there is very little clue of this 12th century monastery site's historical significance.  Currently undergoing significant redevelopment as part of a HLF funded capital project 'Monastery to Museum 900', the priory is due to reopen its doors this coming August showcasing a fully redeveloped museum and newly conserved undercroft. As the most excavated ...
Thu May 5