Category: Elevenses with MDY
Commissioning artists to work with your museum or collection
Join us to hear how museums have embraced the process of commissioning artists to work with their collection or museum. Stephanie Allen from Arts and Heritage will explain their role in supporting museums to acquire new skills in commissioning artists, and we will welcome speakers from Bronte Parsonage, Wakefield Museums & Castles, Pannett Art Gallery, Shandy Hall, Ripon Museums, and Colne Valley Museum to hear about their experiences and tips for getting involved.
Join us to hear from a range of museum hosting spectacular Christmas events, including, Kiplin Hall, Harewood House, and Thackray Museum of Medicine . We’ll be finding out what part Christmas plays in their annual programme, how they choose a theme or focus, which audiences they target and some top tips on planning your very own Christmas Future.
Join us with Regional Accreditation Advisor, Kelly Chapman, for an official update on the position with Arts Council England Accreditation. The scheme was paused in 2020 due to Covid restrictions, and we will hear how it is being restarted and how to find out about your scheduled invitation date. Plenty of time for questions and discussion about Accreditation.
Autumnwatch – Museum pests and more!
Join us for a conversation with Helena Jaeschke, Conservation Development Officer from South West Museum Development, to find out more about autumn activities in the museum. Putting your collections to bed for the winter, preparing for winter weather events, clusterflies and other hibernating pests. Refresh your housekeeping preparations and pest knowledge, and know what signs to watch out for in your museum.
Developing your museum career
Join us with Tamsin Russell, Workforce Development Officer at the Museums Association, to find out more about how to approach your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), career progression, and opportunities to be mentored by a museum professional, or to mentor a developing professional.
Accreditation: Getting the most from your museum-mentor relationship
Join us with Regional Accreditation Advisor, Kelly Chapman, to think about and discuss the requirements of the Accreditation Mentor’s relationship with their museum. This session will be of interest if you are already an Accreditation Mentor, or if you are a museum with an Accreditation Mentor, or if you are a museum professional who is interested in becoming an Accreditation Mentor. Plenty of time for questions and discussion about this important aspect of Accreditation.
Hopefully, you’ll have some real Christmas parties to go to this year, but we’d still love to see you online for a seasonal, museum-y Christmas celebration. We’ll be looking at more of your fascinating Christmas objects, and enjoying a Christmas/museum trivia quiz. The more the merrier …