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Free Event Focussing on Participation and Engagement in Museums

The British Motor Museum is organising a free event on Wednesday 7 March, titled ‘The Open Road’: Resilience, Participation and Engagement: learning and sharing good practice’.
The event is a day giving people the chance to see how the Museum has benefited from Arts Council Museum Resilience funding and  what it has achieved since 2015.
Beginning with a keynote from Wendy Parry, the Museum’s Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, presentations will include sessions on the introduction and use of costumed interpreters in a museum setting, community engagement activities and lessons learned from the Museum’s lifelong and formal learning programmes as well as how the visitor experience has been enhanced.
Participants will also have the chance to see the Museum and its award-winning displays.
Travel bursaries of up to £100 are available and lunch is provided!
For further information please contact julie.tant@british
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The British Aviation Preservation Council is holding a Stop the Rot National Conference at the Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Derby on 4 October.

With the theme ‘Harnessing the power of volunteers to make the impossible possible’, the conference will include adopting best practice in volunteer management, case studies where volunteers have made a difference and fundraising to support aircraft preservation.  The fee is £30.   Contact