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Museum Skills 2014-2015

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The South West Museum Skills programme is made possible through funding from Arts Council England distributed by the South West Museum Development Partnership (SWMDP).  We are also very grateful to all those organisations who have hosted training free or at low cost as part of this year's progarmme.  Thank you!

Who can attend?

These sessions are FREE to everyone who works in museums, galleries and National Trust properties across the South West region.  

How to book

Click the link on the right hand side of the session you are interested in. If you cannot attend once booked, please cancel as soon as possible so that somebody else can have your place - go back into your eventbrite booking to amend and edit via the same link or contact us. Any cancellations without good reason less than 48 hours before session starts, or failure to attend on the day, may result in a £30 fee being charged. 

Please add your name to the waiting list if the session shows as fully booked, as we do get cancellations and may be able to repeat popular topics if we can see there is a demand.

Any unfilled places may be taken up by those from museums, galleries and National Trust properties outside the South West for a fee of £30. If you are interested in a place and do not work/ vounteer within the region, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , our Training Facilitator rather than using the links below. 

Further training sessions will be added to those listed below and available for booking from July, so do keep checking back.

Please contact us should you have any queries, suggestions or comments.

Sustainable Collections

Session Location Date

An Introduction to working with World Cultures Collections

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

25/04/14

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An Introduction to working with Costume Collections

Blaise Castle House Museum, Bristol

12/05/14

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An Introduction to working with Geology Collections

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

10/06/14

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A Beginner's Guide to identifying & caring for Plastics

MoDiP, Arts University, Bournemouth

8/07/14

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An Introduction to caring for Costume & Textiles

CHAC, Yeovil

23/09/14

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Sustainable Organisation

How to be an Effective Trustee Wiltshire Museum, Devizes 20/05/14

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How to maximise your sales potential- selling & visual merchandising skills for museum shops

PRIORITY TO MUSEUMS PARTICIPATING IN RRA PROJECT

Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth 2/6/14

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How to maximise your sales potential- selling & visual merchandising skills for museum shops

PRIORITY TO MUSEUMS PARTICIPATING IN RRA PROJECT

Poole Museum 3/6/14

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Sustainable Communities

Developing New Audiences- working successfully with Older People, focusing on Reminiscence Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Bodmin 7/05/14

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Volunteer Management & Recruitment EdShed, Gloucester Folk Museum 16/05/14

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An Introduction to Oral History Museum of East Asian Art, Bath 2/06/14 Book Now
Volunteer Management & Recruitment RAMM Meeting Room, Exeter 17/06/14 Book Now