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Up and Coming Curious Minds Events

Curious about … The NEW Artsmark Partnership Programme
13:00 – 16:30
Free

Arts Council England have now finalised plans for a new programme to support Museums and other Cultural Organisations to understand and meet the needs of schools who are working towards achieving Artsmark.

The Artsmark Partnership Programme (formerly Artsmark Champions) will be opened to all Arts and Cultural Organisations from Autumn 2017 and then will be marketed to Artsmark schools and educational settings in the Spring Term 2018.

Curious Minds is pleased to offer a free briefing event where Museums, Arts and Cultural Organisations can find out more about the new Artsmark Partnership Programme and how they can get involved.

Please note: before lunch there will be a morning session on the Quality Principles and Quality Metrics that you can also book to attend.

The dates are:

Friday 13th October – Curious Minds, Preston, Lancashire
– Wednesday 8th November  – Curious Minds, Preston, Lancashire
– Wednesday 13th December – Senhouse Roman Museum, Cumbria

To book a place on the October session visit this eventbrite page.

To book a place on the November session visit this eventbrite page.

To book a place on the December session visit this eventbrite page.


Curious about … the Quality Principles and the Quality Metrics: Free event
10:00 – 13:00
FREE

Curious Minds is offering cultural organisations a facilitated session to explore the Arts Council England’s Quality Principles. 

The aim of the Quality Principles is to raise the standard of work being produced by, with and for children and young people. Seven Quality Principles have been developed as a result of close collaboration between the Arts Council England and Arts and Cultural Organisations that work with children and young people.

The session will explore how your peers are embedding Quality Principles in their practice, and how and where have the Quality Principles have been most useful. The session will also look at the Participatory Quality Metrics and explore the synergy between the Quality Metrics and the Quality Principles.

The dates are:

– Friday 13th October – Curious Minds, Preston, Lancashire
– Wednesday 8th November  – Curious Minds, Preston, Lancashire
– Wednesday 13th December – Senhouse Roman Museum, Cumbria

To book a place on the October session visit this eventbrite page.

To book a place on the November session visit this eventbrite page.

To book a place on the December session visit this eventbrite page.

Please note: after lunch there will be an afternoon briefing session on The new Artsmark Partnership Programme that you can also book to attend.

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Museums Funding Fair: Two weeks to go!

Thursday 21st September
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

11:00 – 15:00
FREE

There’s two weeks to go until our 5th Annual Museums Funding Fair giving museums and arts professionals the opportunity to meet various funding organisations face-to-face.

Due to the success of last year we are pleased to also have a number of national museums in attendance to discuss potential partnership projects and loans.
The fair will also include a programme of workshops from the some of the organisations above and there will also be a workshop looking at how to write successful funding bids.

Organisations that will be present are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • British Museum
  • Curious Minds
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Museums Liverpool
  • NWFed
  • Purchase Grant Fund
  • Tate
  • Touring Exhibition Group

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

We have also updated our Funding Sources page which gives an up to date overview of the organisations that fund museums and the projects they fund.

For more information and to book a 1:1 session with Arts Council England please contact Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer at alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Museums and the Law Programme

Following on from the successful Museums and the Law seminar we ran earlier in the year we’re pleased to announce the next part of the programme. Running from October to December the workshops will cover a number of areas from acquisitions to the legalities of being a Trustee giving delegates the knowledge and resources needed to keep on the right side of the law.

Museums and the Law: Copyright Essentials
Tuesday 17th October
Manchester Museum
10:00 – 16:00
FREE

Led by copyright specialist Naomi Korn, this session is an introduction to basic copyright principles, covering the management, protection, exploitation and use of information and content.

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

Museums and the Law: Data Protection
Wednesday 18th October
Manchester Museum
10:00 – 16:00
FREE

In May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will substantially impact the handling of personal data. This will affect how data is collected, used and shared by museum staff, trustees and volunteers and in this session Naomi Korn, will help you understand what this means for your museum & how you should prepare for the changes.

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

Museums and the Law: Acquisitions and Disposals
Thursday 9th November
People’s History Museum, Manchester
10:00 – 16:00
FREE

Featuring a panel comprising Janet Ulph (Professor of Law at Leicester University), Sarah Brown (Outreach Officer at Collections Trust) and the Museums Association, the workshop is an opportunity to discuss the legal and ethical considerations of acquisition and disposal issues. Delegates will have the opportunity beforehand to submit questions and scenarios to be debated by the panel.

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

Museums and the Law: Trustees
Friday 8th December
Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston
10:00 – 16:00
FREE

Led by Shirley Collier, this workshop will take delegates through the legal obligations of being on a Board of Trustees and tell you what you need to know and do once appointed.

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

If you have any questions about the programme please contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Emergency Planning & Preparedness – partnership event with Rapid Response Network

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
10.00 – 4.00

Free – RRN Members
Cost £25 for Yorkshire Fed members
£35 for Non-Fed members

First three applications from volunteers will not be charged.

Who is this course for?

This training workshop should be of interest to anyone who is new to or responsible for emergency planning and preparedness in libraries, archives, museums or galleries.

What will it cover?

The aim of the day is to prepare you for emergencies and hopefully minimise damage to collections. There will be two main parts: an initial familiarization with the emergency kit and a hands-on exercise/ scenario dealing with a disaster.

Who will be running it?

It will be coordinated and delivered by Alison Mitchelson, YHFED Freelance Training Provider.  Working in partnership with the Rapid Response Network (RRN), who are a regional membership organisation working together to improve emergency planning and preparedness, for the benefit of public access collections and heritage in Yorkshire & Humber.

The trainer will be Jenny Mathiason, Conservator at Rotherham Borough Council.

What will it cost?

The course is free to RRN members and £25 for Fed members and £35 for non-fed members.  Coffee and tea will be provided. Please note that lunch is not included. Lunch is available for purchase in the café or you can bring a packed lunch. There will also be 3 free places for volunteers, from organisations who are YHFed members available on a first come first served basis.

Where is it?

It will be located at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

How do I book?

To book a place you should either send this form to mitchelsonmoore@gmail.com or use the eventbrite page.

Enquiries and for details on how to pay contact Alison Mitchelson, Freelance Training Officer, mitchelsonmoore@gmail.com

Culture24 Museum Lates Meetup

From Culture24:

Culture24, producers of Museums at Night, are conducting the first ever national and international study into the role Museum Lates play in the night-time cultural offer. Part of the research focuses on how the cultural and tourism sectors can work more closely together, so we’ve got together with Airbnb to link museum and gallery events programmers with Airbnb hosts.

On Wednesday 6 September we’re conducting a free meetup at the Hat Works Museum in Stockport from 2-4pm, connecting Airbnb hosts and museum/gallery staff and volunteers to share information and explore ways to attract more cultural tourists to after-hours events in Greater Manchester.

We’d love any museum staff and volunteers involved in arts and heritage events to join us! Free refreshments and snacks will be available, and it’s a chance for you to tell us your experiences and put your ideas forward to the research.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page.

Islamic Numismatics Study Day

Thursday 28th September
Manchester Museum
13:30 – 17:00
FREE

All are welcome to Manchester Museum’s upcoming half-day workshop on Islamic and South Asian coins in the Collections Study Centre (3rd floor). This event is held in collaboration with the SSN for Islamic art and material culture and the Money and Medals Network.

The workshop will provide an introduction to the history and development of Islamic and South Asian coinage, as well as an overview of best practice for storage and display of coins and some insights into Manchester Museum’s recent research and cataloguing project with Islamic and South Asian coins (funded by the John Ellerman Foundation). The workshop is suitable for those who are completely new to this subject, as well as for numismatics curators who specialise in other disciplines, or Islamic art professionals who would like to learn more about coins.

Afternoon refreshments are provided. The workshop is free to attend, and bursaries towards travel to attend are available by application to the SSN. For more information regarding bursaries, please contact islamicartnetwork@gmail.com or see the SSN’s website: http://krc.orient.ox.ac.uk/iamcssn/index.php/en/. Please email jenny.norton-wright@manchester.ac.uk and Stephen.welsh@manchester.ac.uk to book your place.

Timetable 

13:30-14:15 – Jenny Norton-Wright, Manchester Museums Partnership: Welcome and introduction to the Ellerman project and Manchester Museum’s Islamic and South Asian coin collection.

14:15-15:00 – Henry Flynn, British Museum: Discussion of storage and display for coin collections.

15:00-15:15 – Break

15:15-16:00 – Vesta Curtis, British Museum: Introduction to Islamic coins

16:00-16:45 – Shailendra Bhandare, Ashmolean Museum: Introduction to South Asian coins

17:00 – Close

New British Museum Collections Skills Sharing Sessions

The next round of British Museum collections skills sharing sessions are now bookable online. The following training sessions will be running in September and October:

  • Care and Storage of European Glass – 5 September 2017
  • Integrated Pest Management: Pests, Risks and Habitat – 13 September 2017
  • Heavy Object Collections Care: Introduction – 20 September 2017
  • Pinning – 2 October 2017
  • Mounting and Storage of Prints and Drawings – 16 October 2017

These sessions are free and open to all colleagues working or volunteering within the museum and heritage sector thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Travel bursaries are also available upon request.

For more information contact Georgia Mallin, UK Partnerships Co-ordinator – gmallin@britishmuseum.org

 

Hadrian’s Wall Education Sharing Day

Innovation & Invention in Heritage Learning
Great North Museum: Hancock
Friday 15th September

The Hadrian’s Wall Education Forum would like to invite you to share innovative and inventive approaches to learning with like-minded people. Building on the success of previous years’ they will be keeping the theme broad and will focus on innovation.

This is a great opportunity to hear from colleagues across Hadrian’s Wall and beyond about approaches to engaging audiences in our cultural and natural heritage. There are a range of slots for presentations lasting 10 or 20 minutes and these can cover any aspect of innovative practice: from innovating pedagogy to new strategies employing digital technologies for learning.

To book your place, or to express an interest in offering a presentation, please contact Adam Goldwater adam.goldwater@twmuseums.org.uk.

Arts Marketing Association: Small-Scale Development Programme

This tailored programme for  leaders of small arts and cultural organisations, consists of an intensive residential to develop skills and knowledge and online coaching to help put your plans into practice. You will define your organisation’s goals, develop a clearer understanding of your current approach to audiences and produce a marketing plan to inspire your colleagues.

Runs 25 – 27 October 2017 at College Court, Leicester.

Museums Funding Fair: One month to go!

Thursday 21st September
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
11:00 – 15:00
FREE

It’s exactly one month to go until our 5th Annual Museums Funding Fair giving museums and arts professionals the opportunity to meet various funding organisations face-to-face.

Due to the success of last year we are pleased to also have a number of national museums in attendance to discuss potential partnership projects and loans.
The fair will also include a variety of workshops from the some of the organisations above and there will also be a workshop looking at how to write successful funding bids.

Organisations that will be present are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • British Museum
  • Curious Minds
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Purchase Grant Fund
  • Tate
  • Touring Exhibition Group

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

We have also updated our Funding Sources page which gives an up to date overview of the organisations that fund museums and the projects they fund.

For more information and to book a 1:1 session with Arts Council England please contact Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer at alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk