Collections Skills Training Films NOW ONLINE
As part of the HLF funded Collections Skills training programme which ran in 2017/18, the British Museum have created a series of films to help museums become ‘loan-ready’. The videos offer guidance on many aspects of the loans process; from researching collections before an initial request, through to how objects will be moved and stored after being on loan. It is hoped that these films will support museums in gaining some of the skills and confidence needed to request loans of objects for exhibition from the British Museum and other nationals.
‘Connecting Classical Collections’: Bringing museums together to explore the potential for a new Subject Specialist Network for collections from the ancient Mediterranean.
University of Reading, Friday 14 September, 10:30 – 16:00, FREE – booking essential
This one-day event aims to explore the potential for a new Subject Specialist Network for classical collections, and to shape its development. ‘Classical’ collections are defined broadly as collections from the ancient Mediterranean, including Greek, Etruscan, Roman and Cypriot material. There are at least 70 such collections across the UK, which have varying levels of curatorial support, and there is scope to do more by pooling expertise and sharing experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the potential role of a new SSN, including the extent of its remit, and to give their views on the way forward. Focusing on the theme of ‘Activism’, the workshop will also present case studies of museum projects which connect classical collections with contemporary social issues.
For the latest version of the programme, please see https://connectingclassicalcollections.wordpress.com/programme/
If you have a perspective on classical collections and activism which you would like to share, drawing on your own experiences, please email email@example.com.
How to register:
Attendance at this workshop is free, but places are limited. To register for a place, please follow the link to our Eventbrite page- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connecting-classical-collections-registration-48234718341 . A limited number of travel bursaries are available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. If you would like to be considered for a travel bursary, please indicate this during the registration process.
This event has been made possible thanks to the Vivmar Foundation, and their generous support of the British Museum’s national Knowledge Share programme. It has been organised with additional support from the SSN The Society for Museum Archaeology.