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?
Enquiries and for details on how to pay contact Alison Mitchelson, Freelance Training Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 28th September
13:30 – 17:00
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 email@example.com or see the SSN’s website: http://krc.orient.ox.ac.uk/iamcssn/index.php/en/. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Stephen.email@example.com to book your place.
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 12th October 2017
10:00 – 16:15
Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together.
The day will provide practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people. The course also includes a “safe touch” section, exploring how child protection guidelines can be maintained within more physical art forms.
- Anyone working in the arts and cultural sectors with children and young people
You will gain:
- An update on current child protection legislation and best practice
- Information on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and how to handle disclosure
- Ideas for developing child protection policies
- Safe Touch – information on how child protection guidelines can be maintained within more physical art forms
The course costs £130. The day includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate. English National Youth Arts Network members receive 10% discount on spaces. Membership is FREE – sign up here.
Wednesday 12th July 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
10:30 – 16:45
We know evaluating youth arts projects can seem daunting at first, so this course is designed to support you as you make those first steps. 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.
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
Cost: £130 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
Thursday 21st September
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
MDNW are set to host our 5th Regional Museums Funding Fair giving museums and arts professionals the opportunity to meet various funding organisations face-to-face. This year we will welcome Arts Council England, Association of Independent Museums, Curious Minds, and the representatives from the Purchase Grants Fund amongst others. We are also inviting representatives from national museums to partake in the Fair to discuss partnership opportunities and support available.
The Fair will include a variety of workshops from the organisations previously mentioned, including a workshop looking at how to write a funding bid.
We will share further details about this year’s fair closer to the time of the event.
Wednesday 26th July
Royal Armouries, Leeds
£11.21 – £16.52
Led by ICON Care of Collections and Metals Groups this day will include papers, discussions and practical collections care applications for the management of firearms, weapons and hazardous collections. It is aimed at anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for, care and management of such collections.
The provisional timetable for the day is:
10:00 – Tea and Coffee on arrival
10:15 – Welcome and Introduction
10:30 – Collection hazards: An Introduction
11:00 – Firearms and weapons: Key considerations
12:00 – Lunch, delegates to provide their own lunch
13:00 – Handling of firearms/weapons/other hazards
14:00 – Packing and Transport of firearms/weapons/other hazards
14:30 – Tea and Coffee
15:00 – Scenario/group work/panel discussion
16:00 – End
To book a place visit the eventbrite page.
NEW: Collections Skills Sharing Session 7 August 2017 – ‘Collections Moves: A Case Study’
Booking is now open for a free collections skills sharing session on Monday 7 August at the British Museum, using a recent emergency decant as a case study for collections moves. The session is for people working or volunteering within the museum and heritage sector, with travel bursaries available for those who might otherwise not be able to attend thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Tickets are free, but booking is essential via Eventbrite.
REMINDER: Marsh Awards – 3 weeks to go!
Applications are still open for this year’s Volunteers for Museum Learning Award, presented by the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust. The award celebrates the contribution of volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the United Kingdom. Winners of the twelve regional awards will each receive a £500 prize. An overall national winner will also be chosen and they will receive an additional £2,000. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony at the British Museum in September 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit the British Museum website. The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 July 2017.
Monday 26th June 2017
The British Museum
11:00 – 15:00
You are invited to a workshop at the British Museum designed to better understand the priorities for the sector around digital preservation practices.
The workshop will contribute to research being conducted in the development a HLF Skills for the Future programme: The Digital Heritage Discovery that if successful will invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to museum collections.
27 trainees, based in museums across the UK, will form a proactive network through which essential digital skills, tools and workflows are developed and shared between trainees, host museums and the wider sector. Trainees will tackle key challenges of digital management, from securing at-risk legacy data to maximising the value of digital assets such as photographs. Positive action recruitment will seek to appoint trainees who demonstrate a natural digital talent and benefit the diversity profiles of their host museum. After a year of on-the-job training, trainees will be able to harness essential skills and act as champions in the sector, placing digital best practice at the heart of all areas of museum work.
If you are able to attend, please contact Maria Bojanowska, Head of National Programmes on email@example.com by Monday 19th June. If you would like to attend but do not have the funds to travel, please mention this in your reply.