Tagged: Events

Kids in Museums Takeover Day Planning and Sharing Event

Monday 18th June
Harris Museum & Art Gallery
10:30 – 15:00
Free

From Kids in Museums:

Our informal Planning and Sharing Events will help you plan your Takeover Day as well as give you ideas and advice from those who have run a Takeover Day before.

These events are free and open to museums, galleries, archives or heritage sites. The event is for organisations running their first Takeover Day or even their fifth.

For more information and to book a place visit the eventbrite page.

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Museum Tech 2018: A Digital Festival for Museums

Thursday 7th June
Museum of London

Want to find out about new technologies for museums?

Book now for Museums Association’s one day seminar Museum Tech 2018: A Digital Festival for Museums 

Museum Tech 2018 presents some of the latest digital experiences, tools and projects developed for the museum sector and beyond. This interactive seminar features case studies, keynotes and practical demonstrations that sheds light on how technology can be used in many diverse areas of museum practice.

Delegates have the opportunity to try out new digital tools and devices, as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding using digital technology in museums.  

This conference is for anyone interested in the role digital technology can play in different aspects of museum practice, from exhibitions and visitor engagement to learning and marketing. 

For full details, timetable and ways to book click here

NWFed Event – Resilience and Wellbeing

Friday 8th June, Harris Museum, Preston
10:30 for 11:00 start to 15:30
FEE  – £7.50 for NWFed members (includes staff from institutional member museums) / £20 for non-members (fee includes 12 months membership of NWFed)
Includes tea/coffee at Registration and lunch

In these turbulent times we hear a lot about museums needing to build their resilience. But what about the museum worker? What does resilience mean for them? This event aims to explore the concept and to give attendees practical information which can be used in their workplace.

Facilitator – Jo Irvine. 

Wellbeing – having a plan

Jo will talk about how important it is to take responsibility for your own wellbeing and find a work-life balance that works for both you and your organisation. This session will explore practical and creative ways to start to create your own personal wellbeing plan.

Jo has over 25 years’ experience of working in the museum and heritage sector as a leader, consultant and coach. She has worked with the Museum Association as an assessor and mentor and on the Transformers programme for the last three years. She is the Organisational Coach at Battersea Arts Centre in London and the Career Coach at NABs – The National Advertising Benevolent Society in Manchester as well as working with arts organisations nationally.

Jon Finch – Re-Imagining the Harris Project Leader

A change is as good as a rest

Jon has worked in museums, the wider cultural sector and as a management consultant for more than 20 years, leading a range of organisations and change processes. In 2015 he was appointed to lead the transformation project at the Harris, this involves bringing museum and library teams from two different local authorities together to form a coherent visitor offer in the Harris and to plan a major capital refurbishment of the building. 

Change, even positive change, can be difficult for individuals and teams. Jon will discuss how leaders can support staff through it to emerge stronger and more resilient in the cultural sector.

Marge Ainsley – Freelance communication and research specialist

How to Survive and Thrive: Top Tips for Building Resilience Through CPD and Self-care

Marge is a freelance communication and research specialist. She worked in museum marketing before becoming freelance and has a wide base of clients mostly in the cultural sector. She has an interest in how we approach professional development and self-care in order to build resilience. In this presentation, Marge will share personal and practical tips from being freelance which have relevance for people working in organisations and on their own. Find out more about Marge’s work at www.margeainsley.co.uk.

The day will end with a session on Mindfulness.  Presenter to be confirmed.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page.

 

NWFed Event – Resilience and Wellbeing

Friday 8th June,
10:30 for 11:00 start to 15:30
FEE  – £7.50 for NWFed members (includes staff from institutional member museums) / £20 for non-members
Note – annual membership for individuals is £12
Includes tea/coffee at Registration and lunch

In these turbulent times we hear a lot about museums needing to build their resilience. But what about the museum worker? What does resilience mean for them? This event aims to explore the concept and to give attendees practical information which can be used in their workplace.

Facilitator – Jo Irvine. 

Wellbeing – having a plan

Jo will talk about how important it is to take responsibility for your own wellbeing and find a work-life balance that works for both you and your organisation. This session will explore practical and creative ways to start to create your own personal wellbeing plan.

Jo has over 25 years’ experience of working in the museum and heritage sector as a leader, consultant and coach. She has worked with the Museum Association as an assessor and mentor and on the Transformers programme for the last three years. She is the Organisational Coach at Battersea Arts Centre in London and the Career Coach at NABs – The National Advertising Benevolent Society in Manchester as well as working with arts organisations nationally.

Jon Finch – Re-Imagining the Harris Project Leader

A change is as good as a rest

Jon has worked in museums, the wider cultural sector and as a management consultant for more than 20 years, leading a range of organisations and change processes. In 2015 he was appointed to lead the transformation project at the Harris, this involves bringing museum and library teams from two different local authorities together to form a coherent visitor offer in the Harris and to plan a major capital refurbishment of the building. 

Change, even positive change, can be difficult for individuals and teams. Jon will discuss how leaders can support staff through it to emerge stronger and more resilient in the cultural sector.

Marge Ainsley – Freelance communication and research specialist

How to Survive and Thrive: Top Tips for Building Resilience Through CPD and Self-care

Marge is a freelance communication and research specialist. She worked in museum marketing before becoming freelance and has a wide base of clients mostly in the cultural sector. She has an interest in how we approach professional development and self-care in order to build resilience. In this presentation, Marge will share personal and practical tips from being freelance which have relevance for people working in organisations and on their own. Find out more about Marge’s work at www.margeainsley.co.uk.

The day will end with a session on Mindfulness.  Presenter to be confirmed.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page.

Making the Case Symposium

The Whitworth, Manchester
Friday 25th May 2018
10:00 – 16:00

Venture Arts are bringing together ten influential creative organisations and individuals to inspire and share best practice about making our cultural landscape a more rich and welcoming place, with learning disabled people at its heart. 

MAKING THE CASE | SYMPOSIUM marks the completion of the latest round of Venture Arts’ Cultural Enrichment Programme. The programme was devised in recognition of how very few learning disabled people currently access cultural venues. Supported by national lottery players via The Heritage Lottery Fund, Venture Arts works closely with Manchester based museums, theatres and galleries to co-create engagement programmes tailored to each participant. 

Our partners include Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Museum, the Whitworth, People’s History Museum and HOME Manchester. 

Joining Venture Arts will be experts in the field; Actionspace and Royal Academy of Arts (London) | Esther Fox – The History of Place (UK) |  Bluecoat – Blue Room and Jade French, Art As Advocacy Collective (Liverpool) | Holly Grange, the Whitworth (Manchester) | Autism for the Arts (Manchester) | Manchester Museum (The University of Manchester) | HOME (Manchester) | Royal Exchange Theatre.

This will be a day of thought provoking open conversation, debate and sharing to encourage change.

Please see more information via the website

Tickets are available on our Eventbrite page – £15 (+booking fee) and lunch is provided. 

Museum Basics: Data protection workshop

Tuesday 22nd May
Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston
09:30 – 16:00
FREE

In May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will substantially impact the handling of personal data and this will affect how data is collected, used and shared by museum staff, trustees and volunteers.

Led by Naomi Korn, the second workshop as part of our Museum Basics Programme will help you understand what the changes to GDPR means for your museum & how you should prepare for them.

For more information contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

To book a place visit the eventbrite page

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

V&A: The Civic and the Global – Public Lecture by Dr Tristram Hunt

Monday 26th March
Lecture Theatre 002, Northumbria University, Business and Law Building, City Campus East
18:30-19:30 (Refreshments available from 6pm)

Dr Tristram Hunt is director of the V&A: the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. In this talk he’ll explore how the Museum’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define its purpose today.

From the new Exhibition Road Quarter and V&A Dundee, to exhibitions on embroidery, Ocean Liners and Opera, the V&A’s past bridges its future. Tracing the Museum’s genesis from its Victorian roots in the Design School Movement of the 1830s and its establishment as the Museum of Manufactures in 1852, he considers how the V&A’s British, Germanic, Indian and Oriental origins have engendered a world-class collection: a cultural lens to consider the Museum’s evolving place in the world today. Dr Hunt explores how museums can retain their relevance and purpose in our contemporary age of Brexit, Netflix and digital technology.

Find out more about this talk and register your place 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.

GEM Foundation Course: Museum Learning 2018

April – July 2018, Manchester

Are you new to the museum and heritage learning sector? Are you looking to increase your skills, understanding and confidence in your role? If so, then this course is for you!

This course will provide you with opportunities to develop, practise and demonstrate the basic skills and knowledge needed to be a heritage educator. Six days of formal training, site visits and activities will guide you towards completing a work-based assignment that will benefit not only you but your organisation too. You’ll be supported by an experienced course director, a group of like-minded peers, and a professional mentor within the sector.

For more information visit www.gem.org.uk.