Category Archives: Training

One Week to our Spring Seminar!

There is still time to book a place for our spring meeting ‘Overexposure – Caring for objects that have to stay outside’!

Our meeting, being held at Wheal Martyn Museum in Cornwall on Friday 16th June will have as its focus, the trails and tribulations of looking after museum exhibits that have to stay outside, and the issues in caring for and conserving them.

There is an interesting mix of speakers and there will be the chance to tour the museum.

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The event is FREE and runs from 10.30am until 4pm

To book a place, please visit: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-spring-seminar-overexposure-caring-for-objects-that-have-to-stay-outside-tickets-33816141991

Deadline for final bookings: Thursday 16th June

For further information about the event, please contact Andy King (andy.king@bristol.gov.uk)

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FINAL PROGRAMME FOR ABTEM SPRING SEMINAR ANNOUNCED

Final details of ABTEM’s spring meeting to be held on 16th June at Wheal Martyn in Cornwall have been announced. 

“Overexposure: Caring for Objects that have to stay Outside” will deal with the trials and tribulations of looking after large objects and pieces of machinery that museums cannot keep under cover.

Speakers include: David Eveleigh, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Dave Morris, Fleet Air Arms Museum, Peter Bannister, Wheal Martyn and Kevin Baker from the King Edward Mine Camborne.

Helen Ashby from consultants IRHC will also give an update on our Arts Council-funded project to produce new guidelines for the care and operation of larger and working objects.

The event runs from 10.00 to 16.00 – places are limited to 40, so early booking is recommended.

For the full programme and to book a place, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-spring-seminar-overexposure-caring-for-objects-that-have-to-stay-outside-tickets-33816141991

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Mentoring for All – inclusive mentoring for the sector launched

News from the Museums Association:

Being able to access mentoring wherever you are in your career, however you contribute to the sector and whatever your aspirations.

Applications are now being sought for the pilot of Mentoring for All.  The closing date is 10:00 am 24 April 2017.

If you want an opportunity for challenge, reflection and personal and professional growth visit the MA website to find out more or participate in the scheduled Twitter chats on the 11 and 18 April between 13:00 – 14:00. #MentoringForAll

http://www.museumsassociation.org/professional-development/mentoring-for-all

For more information,  please contact Tamsin Russell, professional development officer, MA – Tamsin@museumsassociation.org

 

Making your digital collections easier to discover

News of two training workshops being run by Jisc on the 3rd and 16th May.

Learn how to increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate the usage and impact of the assets they contain.

The workshops will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Increase visibility of your digital collections for use in learning, teaching and research
  • Encourage collaboration between curators and users of digital collections
  • Strategically promote your digital collections in appropriate contexts, for a range of audiences
  • Optimise your collection for discovery via Google and other search tools
  • Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections
  • Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collections

If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our programme will help you maximise the reach of those collections on the web, demonstrate the impact of their usage and help you build for future sustainability.

The courses are aimed at anyone working in education and research, who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections for teaching, learning and research. Those working in similar roles in libraries, archives and museums would also benefit.

The programme is focused on local digital collections that belong directly to the institution including digital archives and institutional repositories, rather than bought in resources such as commercial e-journal or e-book collections.

More details are available from: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/training/making-your-digital-collections-easier-to-discover

 

Industrial & Transport Collections Study Day at British Motor Museum

Scrap Metal and How to Avoid it!

 An Introduction to Caring for Industrial and Transport Collections

 Thursday 16th March 2017

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 Supported by Arts Council Museum Resilience funding, the British Motor Museum is running a study day for museum professionals and volunteers caring for industrial and transport collections. The course will cover issues around collecting, conservation and storage and is the first of a series of events run by the Museum.

The event is suitable for those new to the industrial and transport sector or those with limited experience of working with industrial and transport collections and will include practical exercises and discussion. The study day is a free event and runs from 10.30pm to 4.30pm at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.

Refreshments will be provided and bursaries are also available for the event covering travel costs for delegates attending the event.

Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment as places for the study day are strictly limited.

To book a place, please contact:

 Julie Tant, Resilience project coordinator

Tel: (01926) 927840

E-mail: Julie.tant@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

 

SHCG Annual conference 2017: ‘Changing tides’- Call for Papers

SHCG Annual conference 2017: ‘Changing tides’

Reading Museum, Reading Town Hall, The University of Reading and The Museum of English Rural Life

29th and 30th June 2017

2016 has been a monumental year for the world as a whole and the effects of its events on museums are likely to be wide-ranging in their consequences. The vote for Brexit and the moves to both the left and the right of the political spectrum across the world will all have a significant effect on visitors, museums and how we adapt to stay relevant in the future.

Call for papers

Call for contributions, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions and other presentations on the theme of:

 Museums and Cultural Identity in a post-2016 landscape

This year we’re looking for any presentation, talk or concept that relates to the topics outlined in the downloadable document at the bottom of this page. The more thought provoking, unusual, practical and insightful the better.

If you have an idea that you think might be appropriate for this conference, then please submit it as we’ll read and review every application. We believe that insights into how others are working, their successes, their failure and their practices can be of benefit to many others within the wider museum and cultural community.

Contributors are invited to offer perspectives from local, national, international or global context. Contributions that are presented in an a different, interactive or discussion, way will be happily accepted and we keen to accept more contributions that are seen as showing ‘out of the box’ thinking and allow delegates to reflect and think about Social History Curation and its future.

Important dates

Return to Nick Sturgess and Rebecca Lucas conferenceshcg@gmail.com by 25th February 2017. If you have an idea which you’d like to talk through with us before submitting your proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All applicants will be notified by the 4th March 2017

ONLINE TRAINING FOR MUSEUM LEARNING

Here are details of  an Online Intensive Teaching and Learning course being offered by Frances Thapen of Targeted Curriculum Solutions.

The course is run entirely online, providing a supportive environment for all members as they work and train together. Elements of the training include:

  • An online forum, hosting live training sessions, learning resources and discussion threads.
  • Integrated learning, members will apply what they learn online to their work and then reflect and feedback to the group.
  • All elements of teaching and learning are covered over 4 weeks of training.
  • Activities each week to aid implementation of learning.

As well as the four weeks of learning members will be enrolled into the Exceptional Museum Educators’ Club to maintain contact and support with like-minded professionals once the training is complete.

Due to the nature of this course it is ideal for museum educators who work in small departments or isolated locations, where training days can be disruptive to their daily schedule.

The course is being  course at £200 for any bookings taken during February. Don’t miss out!

Click on the link to find out more information

http://www.targetedcurriculumsolutions.co.uk/leading-learning-training/