Future Proof Museums

Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums.

After two successful cohorts, the AMA are now looking for 20 more museums to take part in this three-stage programme which includes in-house diagnostic sessions with your team, a three-day residential and on-going mentoring and facilitation.

The first two cohorts have proven successful in sparking passion for change and giving confidence to CEOs in their ability to lead change. The ten-month intensive programme results in more resilient organisations able to change, adapt, influence and remain relevant to an ever-changing external environment.

We are looking for a diverse group of participants to apply to take part in Future Proof Museums; small, mid or large scale museums, from a broad range of regions in England, and a variety of type of museum – from natural history to art, from science to social history, from independent to university-run.

If you’re interested in leading a more resilient organisation, the simple application form and further information can be found on the AMA website. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

“Future Proof Museums resulted in tangible outcomes. The intensity, the dialogue, the strong tools and excellent support produced the practical outcomes most training programmes don’t deliver or that dilute very quickly.”
Tim Desmond, CEO, Galleries of Justice

“The programme gave me the space and resources to look at how to further develop the museum. The post-residential mentoring gave me increased capacity to achieve what we needed in order to implement change and move on to the next phase. Our new business plan also enabled us to secure ACE Museum Resilience Funding to take forward plans for organisational change.”
Katy Ashton, Director, People’s History Museum

“A key insight for me was to observe the strength and confidence of the team working together and the considerable unanimity of shared views about the museum’s character and purpose.”
Kate Arnold-Forster, Director, Museum of English Rural Life

“It has made me more ambitious, given me courage and some excellent tools. It has taught me how to work with trustees more effectively. It has made me take into consideration my personal and my management style in each situation; a heightened awareness of my part in interactions.”
Sue Mackay, Curator, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery


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