Once again the Museum Skills Programme was a tremendous success, meeting or exceeding its targets. It delivered training to 401 delegates, from 116 different organisations across the South West. Nearly all (99%) delegates rated the session they attended as either excellent (71%) or good (28%) with 93% confirming their expectations had been met completely, or almost completely met. Delegates included both paid staff (67%) and volunteers (33%)
‘These courses are always valuable, I learn something new every time. They are also useful in terms of networking with other museums’
Session content covered a diverse range of subjects linked to the 5 Arts Council England goals including:
- Excellence: Collections Care and Management;
- Engagement/ Children & Young People: Developing New Audiences, Digital Engagement;
- Resilience: Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights, Income Generation including fundraising, planning, retail and visual merchandising;
- Leadership and Workforce: Volunteer Management and Recruitment; Effective Trustees.
New partnerships were made to deliver engaging content, and a range of resources/handouts made available on this website.
‘Best training session I have attended in a long time; lots of content, thought provoking and at good pace. Great and knowledgeable trainer; other colleagues would also benefit’