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ABTEM LATE SPRING SEMINAR FOCUS ON NEW AUDIENCES AND ACTIVITY PLANNING

ABTEM’s latest seminar to be held at the Museum of Liverpool on 26th June will concentrate on developing and working with new, existing and hard to reach audiences and will include a session from Jo Reilly, Head of  Participation & Learning at the Heritage Lottery Fund who will give practical guidance on developing activity plans and public consultation.

The day will also include some case studies from museums including the National Motor Museum that have developed community and lifelong learning projects that will hopefully provide inspiration and ideas for museums and collections of all sizes. There will also be the opportunity to spend time looking at the award-winning displays at the Museum of Liverpool.

This seminar supported by funding from Arts Council England is FREE and places can be booked at:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-late-spring-seminar-tickets-16934884696?aff=eac2Print

Tools of the Trade Films

With funding from Arts Council England, the Social History Curators Group have produced a series of films to help you identify tools in your collection. The experts in these films pick out some of the most commonly found tools, explain what they are and give a practical demonstration of how they were used. They can be viewed here http://shcg.org.uk/films

STOP THE ROT CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED!

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 johnking899@btinternet.com

DATE OF NEW ABTEM SEMINAR ON REVIEWING SIGNIFICANCE ANNOUNCED

ABTEM’s autumn seminar ‘REVIEWING SIGNIFICANCE – AN INTRODUCTION’ will be held at the Brunel Museum in London on Wednesday 22nd October.

A very topical issue for industrial and transport museums, assessing the significance of our collections is increasingly being recognized as a key part of strategic collections management, and an essential  prioritising resources. Significance statements are also vital for applications for grant funding and for ensuring stakeholder support.

The seminar will discuss some of the tools available to help transport and engineering museums assess the significance of their collections, their current and potential use, and their care and preservation conditions and will also include relevant case studies.

To book a place at this FREE event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reviewing-significance-an-introduction-tickets-13068110069?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NjY2ODc5My90YnJ5YW45QGhlcml0YWdlLW1vdG9yLWNlbnRyZS5jby51ay8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

This seminar is made possible by Arts Council England Subject Specialist Network funding.

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Collections Trust holding “Going Digital” Conference on 17 November

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Going Digital Conference

[Update:  Delegate booking and sponsorship sales open for the Collections Trust’s Going Digital Conference. More info here  www.collectionstrust.org.uk/going-digital-conference. and for tickets going-digital-conference/delegate-booking )

  

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Part of the Collections Trust’s Going Digital Programme, this major one-day conference is specifically designed for those responsible for developing, managing and sharing museum collections with the public. It will help you build organisational resilience in your museums by improving the basic use of computers and the Internet.

The Going Digital Conference will be presented in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums at The Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 17 November 2014. The event is supported by Arts Council England.

The conference programme is currently under development, and it will clearly identify the practical skills needed to “go digital”. Case Studies will show just how much can be achieved on a limited budget!

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More fundraising workshops in England and Scotland

More details of the excellent Giving to Heritage workshops.

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More dates for HLF Catalyst fundraising training have been announced in England and Scotland and dates will be announced soon in Wales.

England

Giving to Heritage has announced more dates for workshops on fundraising around England. All workshops cost £20 and are developed and delivered by the Institute of Fundraising and Heritage Alliance.

Making the heritage case to donors

  • Burgh House London, 9 Sept.
  • Burgess Foundation, Manchester, 11 Sept.
  • Newarkes House Museums, Leicester, 15 Sept.
  • Museum of Bath at Work, 16 Sept.
  • Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, 24 Sept.
  • Hartleborough Castle, Kidderminster, 1 Oct.
  • Peterborough Cathedral, 16 Oct.

Community Fundraising

  •  Curious Minds, Burnley, 25 Sept.

Developing a heritage Fundraising Plan (repeat of the June/July workshops).

  • Action Stations Royal Naval Base, Portsmouth, 18 Sept
  • Hughenden Manor, Berks, 23 Sept.
  • Corn Exchange, Blandford, Dorset, 8 Oct.

Others will be added next week for the second half of October and November.

More information can be found at http://www.givingtoheritage.org.uk 

Scotland

In Scotland there is a similar programme – Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage – run…

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THIS YEAR’S MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

A reminder from the Museums Association  about their Conference & Exhibition 2014 being held on 9-10 October in Cardiff.

The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in Europe for museums and heritage professionals.  Over 1,500 senior staff discuss the latest issues, discover new practice and meet the world’s leading suppliers and consultants.

The theme this year is Museums Change Lives. This year we also have a resilience room which will feature content that helps museums become more sustainable, looking at partnerships, funding and the workforce. Keynote speakers include John Griffiths AM, welsh government minister for culture and sport, Antônio Vieira, director of the Museu da Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a keynote performance Mat Fraser’s Cabinet of Curiosities: how disability was kept in a box.

There are a host of other sessions, practical workshops and training – all developed to facilitate fresh thinking. The social events will give you the opportunity to network with colleagues at the Senedd and to see the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Book your place before 31 July to receive significant discount: www.museumsassociation.org/conference

 

Industrial Heritage training day – focusing on Health & Safety

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Thursday 3rd July
10:00 – 15:30
FREE

The Museums Development North West and the English Heritage-funded Industrial Heritage Support Officer are facilitating three events in 2014 to support industrial heritage museums and sites in the North West. Following on from the first day at Quarry Bank Mill, this second event in the series will focus on health and safety at industrial heritage sites. The day will introduce introductory training and information on health and safety issues on industrial heritage sites. The day also includes a site tour, the opportunity to network and discuss common issues, and to find out more about “Stepping Up”, the report into the review of textile machinery in the North West.

Booking details are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/industrial-heritage-training-day-focusing-on-health-safety-tickets-11914531685

OUR SPRING SEMINAR – A REMINDER!

There has already been great interest  in our spring event!

ABTEM  is holding a seminar exploring current developments in volunteering titled: “Volunteers in a Changing Environment” to be held at STEAM: Museum of the GWR, Swindon on Wednesday 30th April. Topics to be covered will include: change management, legal issues, valuing volunteers, recruitment, training, and health & safety.

We look forward to sharing a day of good practice for volunteers working in museums with transport and engineering collections.

Limited travel bursaries will be available for this meeting through Arts Council England Subject Specialist Network Funding – details of how to apply are available at:https://abtemssn.wordpress.com/abtem-travel-bursaries-3/

Please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-spring-seminar-volunteers-in-a-changing-environment-tickets-7913905705  to book a place at this FREE seminar

For further information please contact: events.abtem@gmail.com

ABTEM SPRING SEMINAR TARGETS VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

At a time when museums are facing significant challenges and a difficult economic climate, the recruitment and retention of volunteers is vitally important for the sustainability of many organisations. ABTEM (Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums) is holding a seminar exploring current developments in volunteering titled: “Volunteers in a Changing Environment” to be held at STEAM: Museum of the GWR, Swindon on Wednesday 30th April. Topics to be covered will include: change management, legal issues, valuing volunteers, recruitment, training, and health & safety.

We look forward to sharing a day of good practice for volunteers working in museums with transport and engineering collections.

Limited travel bursaries will be available for this meeting through Arts Council England Subject Specialist Network Funding – details of how to apply are available at: https://abtemssn.wordpress.com/abtem-travel-bursaries-3/

Please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-spring-seminar-volunteers-in-a-changing-environment-tickets-7913905705  to book a place at this FREE seminar

 

For further information please contact: events.abtem@gmail.com