Category: Training

The North West Region of the Archives and Records Association Training Needs Survey

The North West Region of the Archives and Records Association is planning its training activities for 2018-2021. In order to tailor training to people’s needs as closely as possible they have designed a survey to find out just what these needs are. 

They invite anyone working with archives or records in any capacity to complete this survey. If you feel you would benefit from adding to your existing skills they would like to hear from you.

It doesn’t matter whether you have qualifications or not, or whether you are paid or unpaid as long as you work in archives, records management or conservation in the North West. 

The survey, which will remain open until Tuesday 31st July 2018 should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. 

Your response will be completely anonymous and the data generated only used for the purposes of planning future training.

To complete the survey click here.

If you have any questions or problems in completing the survey please contact Caroline Williams caroline@cmwilliams.org.uk

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Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund 2018 and Preparing to Borrow training

Art Fund is excited to announce that the next round of funding from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund will open for applications in June 2018. The Programme is designed to directly fund and empower UK museums/galleries which are regional and/or run by local authorities, universities, or have independent Trust status to borrow major works or collections from the UK’s national museums and galleries.

Generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, the programme will distribute a further £200,000 to museums and galleries across the UK for projects that enable loans of works of art and artefacts to go on display.  Grants will range from £5,000 to £25,000 and can be used to cover a range of costs, including transport, insurance, conservation, installation, and activities relating to advocacy, marketing and audience development.

The application process will open in June, and the Art Fund would encourage interested UK museums to participate in one of the Preparing to Borrow workshops. These will be taking place around the country from May to July, and will be run by Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG).  This training supports participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition, and will be an opportunity to find out more about the Weston Loan Programme. Trainers will include Government Indemnity Manager Carol Warner and National Security Advisor William Brown. The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Belfast, 15 May 2018
  • Wrexham Museum, 23 May 2018
  • Cardiff Story Museum, 5 June 2018
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 26 June 2018
  • Wellcome Collection, London, 3 July 2018

Please visit www.tegevents.eventbrite.com for more details and to book all workshops, with the exception of the Belfast event which can be booked at: http://www.nimc.co.uk/training/. If you have any questions about the workshops please contact Charlotte Dew, charlotte@teg.org.uk

For further details of the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund please visit www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/weston-loan-programme, and to discuss a potential project please contact Penny Bull, pbull@artfund.org.

Museum Essentials Workshop: Bid writing

Thursday 3rd May
Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston
10:00 – 16:00
FREE

Kicking off our new Museum Essentials Programme, this popular workshop has been developed to help individuals and small / medium-sized organisations feel more confident in writing bids and making applications for funding.

The material covers:

  • Sources of funding (public and statutory, private, Lottery, trust and foundations, etc)
  • Key things to remember
  • Stages from application to award to evaluation
  • Tips and tricks
  • Signposting for further information.

It also comes with two resource sheets for delegates to take away.

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page and for more information contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

National Army Museum Museums Training Programme

The National Army Museum provides relevant training in a variety of museum best-practice topics.

This training is provided free to the staff, trustees and volunteers of Regimental and Corps Museums (R&CM) in the UK. Delegates from other museums (non-R&CM) will be required to pay course fees. Courses coming up include:

  • Regimental Curators Course, 9-13 April
  • Conservation and Hazard Training, 15 May (London) and 11 June (Edinburgh)
  • Collections Move Training, 24 July
  • Emergency Response Training, 15 August

Find out more here.

Interpretive Writing for Exhibitions and Print Workshop

Wednesday 28th March
Calderdale Industrial Museum, Halifax
FREE

Do you want to refresh your skills and reignite your passion for communicating with your audiences? Perhaps you are new to interpretive writing and looking to find out where to start?

Museum Development Yorkshire has commissioned Sarah Oswald, The Authentic Spark. Sarah will lead a one day interpretive scriptwriting workshop designed to help you develop practical skills in interpretive writing for graphics. She will share top tips and provide you with the opportunity for real-life applications of best practice principles in writing and editing for your audiences.

Sarah has 20 years’ experience of working on interpretive projects large and small, as an interpretive planner and scriptwriter. Previously a Director at PLB she now runs The Authentic Spark, offering coaching, training, mentoring and consultancy support to people and teams in the heritage sector.

Please book through Eventbrite.

Any questions email Alan Bentley at alan.bentley@ymt.org.uk.

Artswork Training Courses

Embedding Safeguarding Practice
An Organisational Approach to Safe Practice with Children and Young People in the Creative and cultural sectors
Tuesday 24th April
HOME, Manchester
10:00 – 16:15

The Course:

Designed for those responsible for overseeing safeguarding practice in their organisation at a strategic level, this course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors.

Participants will carry out an audit of their organisation and create an action plan to support best practice around safeguarding through the delivery of policy, practice and information sharing. You will also explore ways of including young people’s voice to influence your procedures.

Places on this course are strictly limited to ensure a tailored approach.

Ideal for:

• Those who wish to develop a strategic approach to safeguarding within their own organisation eg senior managers, board members, creative directors

• Those who are currently acting as safeguarding lead/ deputy lead or are responsible for overseeing safeguarding in the organisation

• Those who have previously undertaken a child protection course 

You will gain

• Ideas of how to embed a culture of safe practice

• Ways of including and involving young people

• Tools for disseminating policy and best practice

• A safeguarding action plan

• An overview of Designated Safeguarding Officer responsibilities

• Further advice and guidance

Trainer: Lesley Wood

Course cost: £175 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate.

Book your place online here or for advice and information, please contact Rosie Cooke via rosiecooke@artswork.org.uk / 02380 332 491


Evaluating Youth Arts Projects
Wednesday 25th April
Home, Manchester
10:00 – 16:15

The Course:

Developed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating youth arts projects – and prepare you for your own evaluative process through creative examples and useful case studies. By the time you leave you will have developed your own working evaluation plan that considers Arts Council Strategic goals, quality principles and project objectives.

Ideal if:

You want a practical day and the chance to tailor your approach to creative evaluation. This course will give you the confidence you need to engage fully with evaluating youth arts.

You will gain

• Demystification of evaluation myths

• Meaningful modes of evaluation

• Case studies – different approaches to youth arts evaluation

• A range of creative tools and techniques

• Shaping your individual approach – how to engage with youth arts projects

• An evaluation plan- kickstart your own project evaluation

Trainer: Lesley Wood

Course Cost: £150 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate. Limited bursary places are available. English National Youth Arts Network members receive 10% discount on spaces. Membership is FREE – sign up here

Book your place online hereFor further info, contact the professional development team via training@artswork.org.uk / 02380 332491 for further information.

“Symbiosis: a new model of resilience for small museums” free one-day workshop

10.30-3.30, 14 March 2018
British Plastics Federation, London

 The aim of this project is to create and pilot a new model of economic resilience for smaller museums by building a resource to support them in developing deeper, mutually beneficial collaborations with their relevant industries.

At this free, one-day event you will hear what has been learnt and what the partner museums have accomplished. You will also have the opportunity to talk individually to the Industry Consultant about the challenges your museum faces and to network with other museums on how to improve industry engagement. It is also an opportunity to preview the Symbiosis resource and to provide feedback.

This is a fantastic networking opportunity to discuss an issue of vital importance to us all in these times of reduced funding. Participants will leave with more confidence in how to effect change in their organisations.

See the programme here Symbiosis Masterclass Programme.

Lunch will be provided and there is funding available to cover travel costs. Please contact dbeasley@aub.ac.uk for further details.

Being Inclusive: Inclusive training workshops for museums, libraries and archives

TramShed is an inclusive theatre company based in the northwest but working across the UK. Following the success of our recent HLF Young Roots programmes and our Arts-Council funded Muli Mutya, Lancashire project we’ve developed a dedicated inclusive training programme for staff and volunteers within the cultural sector and beyond.

Innovation and inclusion is at the heart of what we do. Our work in the community is fundamental as it allows us to access many people who have previously been excluded from the performing arts through no reason of their own. We are now sharing our approach with museums, libraries, galleries and archives.

What’s covered?

Our training offers an opportunity to learn more about the extensive elements of inclusion, how to incorporate inclusion into your environment/workplace, how to become an effective volunteer or support network, health & safety and how to apply original theatre to your work and storytelling. The training can be tailored to the needs and working environment of the client.

Find out more here.

Email tramshedtheatre@hotmail.co.uk or call 07852 498427.

Setting the Standard: Recruitment and Selection

Thursday 7th December
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
10:00 – 16:00 
FREE

Are you involved in interviewing and selecting staff?

Do you know which questions you can ask?

Are you confident in recruitment best practice?

Do you understand your legal responsibilities?

This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to gain free, professional Human Resources advice on best practice in recruitment and selection processes to ensure that your organisation appoints the best applicants.

By the end of this workshop delegates will:

  • Understand what is meant by merit-based recruitment and selection
  • Understand the benefits of merit-based selection including for equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Understand the law relating to recruitment and selection, and what this means in practice
  • Receive practical tips and guidance on attraction and selection including: attracting a more diverse range of candidates; how to prepare for interviews (including questioning techniques); an awareness of types of selection tests; how to deliver interviews; how to assess candidates in selection situations

In addition you will receive access to free online resources published after the training including:

  • Guidance notes
  • Template outline policy that can be tailored for your museum
  • Template application form that can be tailored for your museum
  • Template job description and person specification
  • Do’s and don’ts of recruitment and selection document

To book a place click here.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided at this FREE event.

Please book by 9am, Monday 4 December.

Resilience and sustainability: How entrepreneurial is your museum or heritage attraction? Free one-day workshops

4 & 11 December 2017
26 January 2018
Lapworth Museum, Birmingham

Join peers from across the country at Birmingham’s Lapworth Museum at a series of one-day workshops to share successful entrepreneurial models of working which can help develop resilience and sustainability within your museum and heritage attraction.

Focusing on economic (revenue generation), social (volunteer management, marketing, audience development) and environmental sustainability, these participatory workshops will take inspiration from leading museum case studies and provide a supportive environment to exchange knowledge and learning, discuss challenges and obstacles, and generate entrepreneurial ideas to take forward.

The workshops are aimed at staff working in museums and other heritage attractions who have a good understanding of both the strategic objectives of their organisations and day to day operations. Your organisation may book onto more than one workshop.

 There is an expectation that all participants will contribute to the workshop content through sharing their models of working and experiences within their own museums and heritage attractions.

For details of all speakers and to book please use this link: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/resilience-sustainability

 These workshops are sponsored by Arts Council England. There is no cost to attend, and lunch and a tour of the museum is included.

Contact for more information: José Forest-Tennant, Development & Sustainability Manager, Lapworth Museum.Tel: 0121 414 6148, email: J.Forrest-Tennant@bham.ac.uk