Museum Skills 2015-2016
The South West Museum Skills programme is made possible through funding from Arts Council England distributed by the South West Museum Development Partnership (SWMDP) to the SW Federation of Museums and Art Galleries for its management and delivery.
We are also extremely grateful to all those organisations who have hosted sessions free or at low cost and/or who have provided case studies as part of the programme. Thank you- this helps to make the funding stretch even further!
Who Can Attend?
From April 2015, the Museum Skills programme is FREE to everyone (paid staff, volunteer, trustee) who meets the following criteria:
- works within an south west Accredited museum or National Trust property, or
- works within a south west provisionally Accredited or formally working towards Accreditation organisation, or
- is an individual or institutional member of the SW Federation of Museums and Art Galleries
For those who do not fall into any of the categories above but would still like to book a place at one of these training sessions, a £50 fee will be levied for each person attending – which is the approximate direct cost of running the programme per delegate per year.
How To Book
Please click the link on the right hand side of the session you are interested in, which will take you to Eventbrite, an external booking website. If the session is fully booked, it is worth adding your name to the Waiting List, as we often get last- minute cancellations and may be able to repeat popular topics if we can see there is a demand.
Cancelling your Booking
If you cannot attend once booked, please cancel as soon as possible so that somebody else may take your place – go back into your Eventbrite booking to amend and edit via the same link or contact firstname.lastname@example.org direct so that we can post to our social media.
The cancellation fee of £50 may still be applied to those cancellations without good reason less than 3 working days before session start, or to those who do not attend on the day.
By booking a place, you are agreeing to comply with these terms.
The current Museum Skills Programme for 2015 – 16 has now finished. Check back later in the year for 2016 -17 plans.
|An Introduction to Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)||The Wilson, Cheltenham||23/09/15||Completed|
|An Introduction to DBS: Safeguarding Children and Young People in Museums||STEAM, Swindon||06/10/15||Completed|
|A Practical Guide to Equality Action Planning||Royal West of England Academy, Bristol||18/11/15||Completed|
|Visitor and Customer Care for Volunteers||M Shed, Bristol||02/12/15||Completed|
|Understanding Governance||The Holburne Museum, Bath||05/02/16||Completed|
|Managing Photographic Collections||Castle House, Taunton||09/09/15||Completed|
|Rationalisation and Disposal – a proactive and ethical approach||RAMM, Exeter||15/09/15||Completed|
|Intermediate Collections Care||Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham||04/11/15||Completed|
|Introduction to Documentation||Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth||11/11/15||Completed|
|Disaster Planning for Emergencies: 1. Writing the Plan||Museum of Somerset, Taunton||27/11/15||Completed|
|Introduction to Documentation||RAMM Meeting Room, Exeter||13/01/16||Completed|
|Packing & Handling including Archival Collections||Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham||03/02/16||Completed|
|Disaster Planning for Emergencies: 2. Using the Plan||Somerset Heritage Centre, Norton Fitzwarren||10/02/16||Completed|
|Building and Leading a Volunteer Team||Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury||01/10/15||Completed|
|Social Media and its Use in Marketing||Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol||20/10/15||Completed|
|Engaging audiences online: a refresher||The Museum in the Park, Stroud||15/01/16||Completed|
|Successfully Recruiting and Managing Museum Volunteers||Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton||20/01/16||Completed|
|Getting to grips with Audience Data||M Shed, Bristol||27/01/16||Completed|
|Engaging audiences online – a refresher||RAMM, Exeter||15/02/16||Completed|