Tagged: Events

Sound & Vision: Historic Record Keeping Event

Thursday 25th October
Manchester Central Library – performance space
10:30 – 15:30
FREE

Though funding has increased for BAME heritage projects, their visibility in the UK’s museums and archives has not. This free event hosted by The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre will explore the value of preserving memories for future generations and help you to develop some of the basic skills required. We hope you will leave this event feeling empowered to play your part.

‘Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them’ Madam C J Walker, African American philanthropist, entrepreneur and social activist

Morning

The morning session is open to both BAME communities and heritage professionals and features two compelling speakers:

  • Hakim Adi, professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora, University of Chichester
  • Abira Hussein, researcher and graduate of the National Archives trainee programme: Healing Through Archives, a Somali digital archive looking at inequality, representation and wellbeing of migrant communities using technology

Afternoon

The afternoon session is reserved for those involved with BAME-focused community projects. Practical workshops include:

An introduction to managing paper records
An introduction to managing digital images
An introduction to managing sound

Lunch will be provided if you attend the full day event. We may also be able to reimburse travel costs for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page.

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Family Arts Networks Sharing Seminar

Friday 9th November
Z-arts, Manchester

From Family Arts Campaign:

Join us for a networking lunch and to share learning on your recent work with families, older family members, partnership working and collaborative activity.

Details for the day are:

11.30am arrival with tea and coffee

12midday – 4pm Sharing Seminar:

• Network sharing discussions: a chance to share and hear from other Family Arts Networks and local organisations on recent activity. We ask that attendees come ready to discuss learning from their recent work with families, and where possible contribute a short presentation (of up to 10 minutes). Sharing can also include recent work with older family members.

• World Café workshop with Family Arts Campaign evaluators Maria Brewster and Susan Potts. A structured evaluation session with opportunity to discuss and reflect with each other on your experiences, observations and future plans.

• Expert Audience Development session led by The Audience Agency’s Maya Sharma, Learning and Participation Consultant. This session will share insight from TAA’s research and data on family audiences, encourage participants to think about how to use data and evidence to underpin their work with families, as well as how to apply the principles of audience development planning to deliver more strategic work with families. The session will also include discussion on ways of collecting qualitative data from family groups, pooling TAA and workshop-participants’ experiences in this area.

Lunch will be provided.

The event will gather members from the Manchester Family Arts Network as well as other UK Family Arts Networks and organisations engaged in the Campaign.

Places at the event are limited so please RSVP to clair.donnelly@thealbany.org.uk as soon as possible and we will respond to confirm your place. If you have any dietary or access requirements, please include these in your RSVP. Please also indicate if you will be able to contribute a presentation during the Network sharing session.

GEM Advanced Workshop: The Learning Curve

How leading a learning museum can transform your business
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 09.30-16.00, Bramall Hall, Stockport

Nowadays museum purpose is bound up with the search for resilience; whether strategic, cultural, financial or simply in expertise. To achieve true resilience, the museum must become a learning organisation. Learning organisations are organisations that understand and optimise learning. This is not just from the point of view of audience activities, but also in how leadership teams and directors learn, behave, act, speak and champion causes worth having. If this is embraced, the rewards for the organisation, its governance and its community are transformational.

GEM’s advanced workshop: The Learning Curve has been developed to support the leading professionals of museums and cultural organisations in building resilience through learning and innovating. By exploring what it means to be a learning organisation, discussing the issues surrounding it and planning for the future, you will discover the rewards of embedding learning throughout your workplace.

“It reminded me that change in an organisation is a learning experience – and that much management work can be seen in this way. And that is a good way to view learning.” – Past participant

The workshop is for anyone in the heritage and cultural sector who is interested in transformational leadership and learning as an organisation. It is best suited to those in leadership positions, like directors, CEOs, trustees and managers.  We encourage attending with a learning officer (or equivalent) from your organisation, in order to share insights and pool resources to move forward holistically, following the workshop.

The workshop has been devised and led by Nick Winterbotham, a former director and chief executive of many prestigious museums, including Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, National Railway Museum, York, and the Museum of East Anglian Life. Nick is now the managing director of Nick Winterbotham & Associates, delivering high quality consultation and training on leadership, heritage learning and team development, amongst other subjects.

The fee for GEM members is £145, or £220 for a pair from the same organisation. The fee for non-members is £180, or £270 for a pair from the same organisation. A pair can attend at the member’s discount if one person in the pair is a personal GEM member, or if their organisation has an institutional membership. 

For more information and to book your place click here.

Native_ Creatives Event

Wednesday 14th November
UKFast, Manchester
5pm – 9pm

‘Where talent meets opportunity’

This free, one-day event will bring together employers from across the creative digital media sector, to highlight careers and current job opportunities to young people from across Greater Manchester. 

As part of our Creative Talent Pipeline programme, Curious Minds strives to connect creative, work-ready young people with the creative digital media sector.  Specifically, those young people who have developed high quality transferable skills by being involved in arts and culture and are work-ready but might be struggling to get a creative career started. 

Native_ Creatives is a great opportunity for young leaders, volunteers, emerging arts professionals, etc, to come along and find out more.  This is an amazing chance to speak to a broad range of creative employers, some with current job vacancies.

Book now to reserve your place here.   For more information please contact holly.ball@curiousminds.org.uk

 

Photography Interpretation Seminar

Monday 15th October
Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
13:30 to 16:30 approx. Registration from 13:15

From the Photographic Collections Network:

The Photographic Collections Network is delighted to open our Autumn/Winter programme with this FREE event for members.

So what is interpretation? What is the role of photographic archives in exhibitions?

This seminar/workshop will feature an introduction to exhibition interpretation and explore the display and interpretation of photographic collections to the public. It is hoped that participants will come with questions about the display of photographs, but also examples of interpretation that they like (or don’t like). Led by interpretation consultant Steve Slack and with the SIM Archives Team, the aim of the seminar is to explore, together*, where best practice in this area lies.

*The seminar is aimed at people working in a professional capacity with photographic collections or archives, especially those with an interest in audience engagement and the exhibition of collections.

Programme Outline

13.15 – 13.30    Registration at SIM reception

13.30 – 15.00    Introductions from PCN, Interpretation Consultant Steve Slack and SIM Archives Team; Exploring interpretation: processes, real examples of display of photographs from SIM and beyond – including discussion   and hands on exploration of selection, description, writing for audiences and different types of displays.

15.00 – 15.30    Time for tea/coffee, questions and networking

15.30 – 16.30    Interpretation planning and language

Steve Slack is an interpretation consultant in the heritage sector, helping museums, archives and libraries to create content that is relevant to their audiences. Find out more about Steve’s practice here.

The Science and Industry Museum’s Archives Team will be introducing some photographs from their collections. The SIM’s archives hold wide ranging material from daguerreotypes and paper negatives through GPNs and 35mm to photographic prints and digital. Browse SIM collections here.

The Photographic Collections Network Team will be on hand to help with any questions or to hear your ideas about the network.

Join here to attend this event for free and become a member of the Photographic Collections Network.

Annual Museums Funding Fair 2018 – Less then a week to go!

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
11:00 – 15:30
FREE

There’s just under a week to go until our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector. The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums.

We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • Audience Agency
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Tate Workshops: Sharing Works of Art

Tate’s free Sharing Works of Art workshops have been running at UK venues since April 2018, and we are pleased to announce an additional workshop date, being held at Tate Modern on 22 and 23 October 2018. Please see the attached document for further information and instructions on how to apply. We are also still accepting applications to attend the workshop at Southampton City Art Gallery on 9 and 10 October.

Facilitated by Tate Registrars, the workshops will be delivered across two days and will aim to explore a deeper understanding of the principles of collection management and how to bring judgement to their application. The workshops will be a forum for discussing the sharing of collections in all ways imaginable; through lending and borrowing, acquiring, transfers between collections, sharing ownership and making collections accessible through documentation. These workshops are open to staff and volunteers from museums, galleries and other publicly-accessible venues that are able to (or have the potential to) borrow, lend or acquire art works. 

Workshop participants will be eligible to apply for bursaries to cover the costs of strategic loans from Tate’s National Collection of British Art.

To apply for a place please email RSVPsharingart@tate.org.uk  and provide the following details:

·         Your name, job title and organisation

·         The Workshop Programme you would like to attend 

·         Briefly outline what benefits the training will bring to your role and that of your wider organisation (max 150 words)

Upcoming Workshop Programme dates: 

·         Southampton City Art Gallery (9 – 10 October 2018)

·         Tate Modern (22 – 23 October 2018) 

·         Gallery Oldham (1 – 2 November 2018) – FULLY BOOKED

The workshop programme and associated bursaries form part of The Ferryman Partnership Programme inspired by the recent acquisition of William Stott of Oldham’s Le Passeur  (The Ferryman) 1881 for Tate’s National Collection of British Art. The programme is supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.

 

Annual Museums Funding Fair 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
11:00 – 15:30
FREE

Just over a week to go!

There’s just under two weeks to go until our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector. The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums.

We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • Audience Agency
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

People’s History Museum Open Call for Public Events 2019

From People’s History Museum (PHM):

As part of the PHM’S 2019 public events programme we are pleased to announce an open call for submissions from groups or individuals wishing to showcase or produce an event at the museum in 2019.  We are particularly interested in creatively disobedient events and activities, ranging from the fun to the formal, that relate to our year long theme of protest: past, present and future, or give voice to issues and ideas worth fighting for today.

Please visit the museum’s website for more information. 

Deadline for submissions: Monday 19 November 2018 at 5.00pm

Annual Museums Funding Fair: Less then two weeks to go!

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
11:00 – 15:30
FREE
There’s just under two weeks to go until our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector. The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums.
We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • Audience Agency
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk