The Art Fund has announced a refreshed version of their Navigating the Art Market professional development course for 2016. Developed in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the course is designed to promote a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online learning and seminars in London, with spaces fully funded by the Art Fund.
The course is targeted towards early career curators with limited experience of engaging with the art market, and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge.
In 2016 the course will be delivered in two parts, each comprising two online sessions and a seminar day. The first part will take place from mid-February to early March, & the second from mid-April to early May.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29 January.
To find out more and to apply for a place please see here
The School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and FutureLearn, is once again offering the opportunity to join their free online course, which for its first run attracted over 11,000 learners. The course is aimed at museum volunteers and professionals as well as those interested in a taster of the School’s Museum Studies course.
The course covers topics including:
- Audience Development
- How museums can cope with emotional subjects
- How museums can actively participate in current issues including social justice and human rights issues
- How museums, in partnership with other organisations, can support the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Learners will have the opportunity to engage with the latest research from the School of Museum Studies as well as a range of case studies from National Museums Liverpool. At each step of the course, those partaking will be expected to discuss the topics and issues covered with their fellow learners and it is also possible to obtain a statement of participation at the end of the course.
The course lasts for six weeks and requires a minimum of two hours study per week.
For more information, & to sign up, see here
Artswork will be hosting their popular one-day ‘Behaviour Management and Youth Arts’ training course taking place on the 24 February at HOME, Manchester.
This course will offer delegates better ways of understanding challenging behaviour and the best ways to cope with it, which is essential to any youth arts project. This one-day course looks at how you can create a positive environment from the offset, and get the most out of your young people. Artswork we will provide support and address any issues within your own projects that you would like to discuss.
The training course will include
- Understanding of behavioural issues, their causes and their preventions
- Strategies for transforming challenging behaviour
- Flexible and responsive approaches to use in your own work
- Troubleshooting 101 – an opportunity to discuss personal concerns or previous experiences, and learn how to manage these more effectively in the future
The cost of this course is £130 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate, with limited bursary places available.
Book your place online here or call 02380 332491 for further information.
Museums & Resilient Leadership (MRL) is a unique year long programme designed to develop resilient and entrepreneurial leaders for the 21st Century.
MRL are looking for the passionately curious, the enquirers, those who are motivated to develop and make change happen. If that sounds like you, then they would love to hear from you. You may already have leadership responsibilities in your organisation, yet not be in a full-time leadership role. If you have had a taste of leading through running a department or a project and you are curious about developing your leadership capacity, then you may be right for the 2016-2017 Programme.
MRL is a 360° examination of leadership, provided in a variety of learning environments which are safe but challenging. It is an ‘offline’ space where practice and theory come together and where you can try out leadership to see if it fits you (and if you fit it). MRL will help you understand where you sit on the ‘leadership continuum’ and provide you with in-depth help tailored to your learning style.
MRL is fully funded by Arts Council England (there is a small administration fee). Eligibility is restricted to those in the Arts Council England area.
The School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and FutureLearn, is once again offering the opportunity to join their free online course, “Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum”
The course, which attracted over 11,000 learners in its first run, is aimed at museum volunteers and professionals as well as those interested in a taster of the School’s Museum Studies course. It covers topics including audience development, how museums can cope with emotional subjects and how museums can actively participate in current issues including social justice and human rights issues and how museums, in partnership with other organisations, can support the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Learners will have the opportunity to hear about the latest research from the School of Museum Studies and engage with a range of case studies from National Museums Liverpool. At each step you will have to discuss the topics and issues covered with your fellow learners and it is also possible to obtain a statement of participation at the end of the course.
The course lasts for six weeks and requires a minimum of two hours study per week.
You can find out more and sign up here
There are a limited number of places left on PEARL Advisor Training (Personal Employability, Achievement and Reflection for Learning) on Friday 29th January.
PEARL is a national qualification, accredited by GQAL that will enable you to accredit the softer skills that we know are developed through participation in the arts. It supports the development of key transferable skills that can be taken forward into all areas of life, especially employment or further study. The five areas PEARL is focused on are, self-awareness, social skills, managing feelings, empathy and motivation. PEARL can work alongside Arts Award to enhance your offer to children and young people
The training takes place at Curious Minds, 23-27 Guild Hall, Preston, PR1 1HR, and costs £88 per person.
The cost of the training includes handbooks and example framework for delivery, advisor certification and registration. After the training your organisation will need to register as a centre. You will then be able to create a tailor-made programme to accredit the softer skills that are being developed through your work with children and young people.
To book your place, please email Caroline Kennedy
For further information please see here
The Heritage Alliance are hosting a series of upcoming workshops on the topic of heritage fundraising.
On 10 December at Elizabeth Gaskell House in Manchester, the workshop will focus on ‘Measuring Impact & Reporting Success’
This is followed on 2 February 2016, at the Portico Library Manchester, with a workshop on ‘Working with a Trustee Board’
Then on 8 March at Winmarleigh House, Warrington, the focus of the workshop will be on ‘Developing a Heritage Fundraising Plan’
Each workshop is £20 per person, to book you place see here
Culture for cities and regions is a €1 million project funded under the Creative Europe programme.
The aim of the programme is to take stock of existing practices all over Europe, whilst exchanging and promoting a transfer of knowledge. The hope is that this will help create a better understanding of successful cases of cultural investment. The programme will also go into the details of policy planning and implementation.
By making sure that cities and regions involved in the project place culture at the heart of their territorial development strategies, the programme is aiming for long lasting results that will be widely shared and showcased widely in Europe.
The project has so far support 5 study visits to share knowledge between cultural practitioners across Europe. The latest took place in Dundee on 18 November. Participants from museums and other cultural organisations from ten European cities and regions spent three days exchanging on the main drivers and processes behind Dundee’s creative dynamics as part of the 5th study visit for the #cultureforcitiesregions project. You can find out more here.
A second call for participants in thematic study visits on culture taking place from February to April 2016. The deadline is the 4th December and more information can be found here.
On Monday 16 November, The Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University hosted an interactive workshop on the topic of 3D Printing.
The day began with a brief introduction to 3D printing, along with the possibilities of the technology.
As this was an interactive workshop, it didn’t take long for the delegates to get involved with the tech as one attendant was scanned so a 3D model of them could be printed.
The morning continued with the introduction of 3D pens. These allow users to draw in 3D, some with more success than others.
— Mhairi Maxwell (@V_Maxwell) November 16, 2015
Following a tour around the university’s 3D printing workrooms, the afternoon focused on current & upcoming projects of the delegates, with several giving presentations of their work. These projects ranged from the incredibly exciting Museum in a box, on which more information can be found here, to the Glasgow School Art’s stance on the social value of digital heritage projects, & how 3D technology can be implemented, to the posibility of creating a remotely accessible heritage site for the difficult to access St Kilda.
Halima Khanom, National and International Learning Learning and Engagement Officer at the Imperial War Museum (and one of the current Transformers cohort) is seeking examples of UK museums learning across borders.
Museums and collections have come a long way in terms of working internationally with colleagues overseas through the use of collection loans, international exhibitions, and skills exchange.
But what about museums learning across borders?
With increasing pressure to increase audience numbers, international audiences are the new frontier. Museums engage audiences with their collections digitally but audiences should have the opportunity to draw on the second best resources after the collection whether they are from Wales, Denmark, or India.
This inter-cultural learning is what museums can lead more on, and in a more connected way. As part of her involvement with the Museums Association’s Transformers Programme, Halima is creating a toolkit to support this.
She is interested in learning about:
- Examples of best practice for learning toolkits/frameworks that operate transnationally in Europe.
- Support around understanding museum pedagogies across cultures.
- Any digital learning projects that are doing interesting things with collections.
- Any training opportunities (in the UK or overseas) for museum professionals that explore these themes.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or information for Halima, please contact her at email@example.com