British Museum National Programme – New opportunities

From the British Museum:

SAVE THE DATE: 27 June, 19.00- 21.00, British Museum National Programme celebration event

The British Museum would like to invite partner museum colleagues to join us for a celebration of the national programme and the successes of the partnership over the last two years. There will be an opportunity to hear more about programme and plans for the future, as well as a private view of the special exhibition Rodin and the art of Ancient Greece. Invitations will follow soon. 


CALL FOR PARTNERS: New Partnership Touring Exhibition

We are looking for partners to host a new partnership touring exhibition, First cities and the frontiers of Empire, which explores ancient Sumer, the world’s first literate urban civilisation, and will highlight the cultural diversity of Iraq as a region on the frontline of a power struggle between the Roman and Parthian empires.  This exhibition will raise awareness of the challenges faced in protecting Iraqi cultural heritage under threat. The exhibition will also highlight the work of the British Museum’s Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme by linking star objects with the latest archaeological discoveries in the country. If you are interested, please complete the  Expression of Interest form and return to Eleanor Chant by Friday 4 May 2018. 


CALL FOR PARTNERS: HLF Skills for the Future programme: Museum Futures

We are looking for seven partner museums to host trainees in the 2019 cohort year of the British Museum’s new Museum Futures programme. The programme aims to invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to museum collections.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Museum Futures programme will provide training opportunities for a wide range of young people to work in the museum sector, and open up careers in museums to people from groups which are currently under-represented in the museum workforce. High-quality work experience will equip 27 trainees over three one-year intakes with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in museums and galleries, or wider heritage, sector. Trainees will be paid and will receive training to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage.

Please see this document for more information about the Museum Futures programme and how to apply to be a host venue. Completed expressions of interest should be sent to Maria Bojanowska by Monday 14 May 2018.


REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS: Museums and digital memory: from creation and curation to digital preservation. Free conference and debate at the British Museum, Monday 3 September 2018

The British Museum’s National Programmes team and the Digital Preservation Coalition invite you to contribute towards a day of workshops, discussion and debate on the subject of digital content in museums. We want to explore best practice in how we as a sector create, curate and preserve digital content – not just the exciting outward-facing side of digital technology in museums, but the often overlooked back-of-house digital preservation work that is essential to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of these efforts.

Central to the day is the question: if museums are memory institutions, how do we ensure that we maintain access to the digital memory that we’re creating now for our future audiences? Further details on how to submit a proposal can be found online in our Call for Papers. Please send proposals Georgia Mallin by Monday 30 April 2018.

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