The course, Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum, starts on 1st June, lasts for six weeks and requires approximately two hours study per week. Already over 7,000 learners have signed up to take the course.
Unlocking the Creative Potential of Museums
New Expressions is an Arts Council England national pathfinder programme unlocking the creative potential of museums.
New Expressions 3 is establishing a national approach to collaboration between contemporary artists and museums, both large and small, and with of all types of collection and governance. We are currently is exploring how partnership working can be structured in the future to provide fresh approaches to collections and engaging visitor experiences across England. During the current LIVE season some 19 artists are presenting specially commissioned work in partnership with 15 museums across the South West, Midlands and North regions of England. Taking museum collections as their starting point, projects range from long-term interventions to one-off performances: several art works will become part of museums’ permanent collections while the shortest, potentially explosive installation at Plymouth will last just one day on July 22.
Project Consultancy - Towards a Sustainable Conservation Service
Towards a Sustainable Conservation Services is a project funded by the Arts Council England’s Resilience Fund 2015-16. This grant funded project is delivered by Bristol City Council as South West Museum Development provider for the region and in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and the South West Heritage Trust.
The purpose of this contract is to support project partners assess the feasibility of establishing an effective and financially sustainable model for the delivery of conservation and collection care services from 2018. You will be required to identify an appropriate business model and associated development and implementation costs, including consideration of appropriate governance structures. In addition we require the consultant(s) to undertake sample market testing with a sample of potential clients and provide an early route map for implementation, which could support a future funding proposal.
This is a fixed term contract lasting approximately 8 months with an anticipated start date of mid June 2015 and a fee not exceeding £22,000 inclusive of expenses and excluding VAT.
Closing date June 8 (noon)
Campaign for Good Curatorship - Launch & Call for Committee Members
The Campaign for Good Curatorship celebrates the fact that great museums need good curators. Dr Tim Ewin and the Collections Trust have launched a new Campaign website along with an updated Manifesto for Good Curatorship.Museum professionals interested in supporting the Campaign are invited to attend a Committee meeting at the Natural History Museum in London on May 19 from 2-4 pm. Registration details here
Contract: Researcher with the SW Fed
The SW Fed, with funding from The National Archives (TNA) and Arts Council England (ACE) and in partnership with TNA and the National Trust is looking to recruit a freelance consultant to research skills needs and provision and develop a business model for the delivery of professional development opportunities in leadership, selected subject specialisms and archives in museums in the SW.
- Job Title Training research consultant
- Employer South Western Federation of Museums & Art Galleries
- Location SW England
- Job Type Contract
- Contract type fixed term
- Fee £15,000 including VAT but excluding expenses
- Closing date 5pm 1st June 2015
- Interview: 11th June in Bristol