Share Academy: The Bigger Picture Developing Museum and Higher Education Collaborations Workshop

On Thursday 12th November at The Peoples History Museum, Share Academy will be hosting a workshop looking at developing collaborations. between museums & higher education institutions.

Following research and pilot projects carried out between 2012 and 2015 Share Academy identified that many museums were engaging with Higher Education Institutions, but wished to further develop their relationships. It was found that there were considerable barriers being encountered between the two sectors that resulted in future or emerging collaborations not reaching their full potential. In addition to this, some organisations required practical guidance on how to engage Higher Education partners and how to develop meaningful, and truly mutually beneficial collaborations with them.

The ACE funded project Share Academy, funded 15 pilot projects to explore how the sectors can work together and what actions and planning would help future collaborations. They are now branching out across England by delivering workshops that are open to all museums and museum practitioners. The workshops will highlight their findings and offer practical and useful advice on finding, developing, and sustaining museum and Higher Education collaborations

This workshop will cover:

  • Types of museum/HE collaboration
  • Benefits and challenges of museum/HE collaboration
  • Guidance on approaching HE providers/academics
  • Mutually beneficial partnerships – agreements, MoUs, and expectations
  • Project planning
  • Sustainability

Tickets are available here

If you have any further queries, please contact either Katie Dent or Paddy McNulty


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