CALL FOR PAPERS – British Museum Conference 2017 “Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collections”
We are seeking proposals for this year’s National Programmes conference at the British Museum on 31 August 2017, which will explore the subject of lending museum collections. The day will include a lively programme of workshops, discussion and debate, which we hope will be shaped by contributions from colleagues across the UK. Please see the Call for Papers document for further information; the deadline for submissions is Friday 28 April 2017.
CALL FOR PARTNERS – Object Journeys project 2017/18
We are currently seeking a new museum partner to work with us on the third community collaboration project Object Journeys, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project supports adult community partners to research and explore museum collections and to work collaboratively with museum staff to produce displays, events and digital content in response to this investigation. Please see the Call for partners document for further information on how to apply; the deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 31 March 2017.
FREE WORKSHOP – Exploring Ancient Cyprus in UK Museums, 15 June 2017
We are hosting a free workshop for UK curators and museum staff working with collections of antiquities from Cyprus, with talks and practical sessions by British Museum staff and specialists from leading UK museums with Cypriot material. For more information on the day and how to apply for a place, please see this document – the deadline for applications is Friday 28 April 2017.
NEW SESSIONS – Free Collections Skills Sharing Programme
New sessions are now available as part of the British Museum’s Collections Skills Sharing Programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. These practical training sessions are free to attend for UK museum staff and volunteers, and we have travel bursaries available to ensure there are no financial barriers to participation. Sessions are bookable online here, with a new batch of sessions now scheduled for May through to July 2017.
NOW OPEN – Marsh Trust Award 2017
Applications are open for this year’s Volunteers for Museum Learning Award, presented by the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust. The award celebrates the contribution of volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the UK. For more information and to apply, please visit the British Museum website at http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/volunteers/marsh_awards.aspx. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2017.