Up and Coming Opportunities

GEM Conference 2017 – Call For Papers

This year’s annual GEM conference: Facing the Future, Forging Ahead will take place in Hull from 5 to 7 September 2017.  The conference will explore innovative and inspiring ways of becoming more resilient in a time of financial austerity, and ask how a museum educator can take the lead in ensuring their organisation’s long-term future. Do you want to help shape this year’s GEM conference?  If so, find out more about submitting a proposal to the call for papers on the GEM website. Deadline for submissions is Monday 26 June 2017 at 09.00.

Heritage Ambassadors To Help Allocate National Lottery Funds

17 young people from across the UK have been selected to help allocate millions of National Lottery funds to young people’s heritage projects. As the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)’s Heritage Ambassadors, the group will work with the organisation to promote ways of involving more under-25s in heritage. Heritage Ambassadors To Help Allocate National Lottery Funds

Heritage Alliance And British Council Webinar On Cultural Heritage Post Brexit

Lizzie Glithero-West FSA, Chief Executive of the Heritage Alliance, and Silke Pillnger, Director of EU Arts from the British Council, have chaired a webinar called ‘What role can Heritage play in the future of the cultural sector post-Brexit’

Event: The Hidden History of Costume Study Day

A fun, informative and hands-on day for anyone with an interest in historic costume. Delivered by the museum curatorial staff and museum seamstress, and staff from the University of Wolverhampton. Runs 24 June at Black Country Living Museum The Hidden History of Costume Study Day

Event: Museum Ideas 2017

Register for Museum Ideas 2017 for a packed schedule of essential talks, valuable workshops and the opportunity to make exciting new connections. Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums. Speakers from Africa, South America, North America and Europe will be sharing pioneering ideas about digital, collections, audiences and social impact. Runs 3-5 October, London



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