Training and events

Elevenses – 14th June

MEND Funding

Join us for Elevenses where we’ll be talking about Arts Council England’s new Museum Estate and Development (MEND) Fund. We’ll be joined by Katharine Boardman, ACE’s Relationships Manager for museums, to find out more.

14 June 2021

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Elevenses – 23rd June

Inclusive Recruitment and CPD

We’ll be joined by Tamsin Russell, Workforce Development Officer at the Museums Association, to discuss inclusive recruitment practices.

23 June 2021

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West Yorkshire Museum Forum

Consulting Audiences to Develop your Museum

MDY Museum Forums are a chance to connect with colleagues from your region, share your experiences and and discuss the issues that are important to you.

24 June 2021 · Skipton Town Hall

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Delivering Schools Learning Online

The potential for museums to deliver elements of their programme online has become clear as a result of the pandemic. This will be a very practical session to support you if you are thinking about incorporating online schools learning into your programme.

25 June 2021

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East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire Museum Forum

Welcoming (Back) Visitors

MDY Museum Forums are a chance to connect with colleagues from your region, share your experiences and and discuss the issues that are important to you. 

28 June 2021 · Normanby Hall

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Collections Trust: Introduction to the Spectrum Standard

Suitable for those new to the Spectrum collections management standard or in need of a refresher, this online session will offer a bitesize introduction. Volunteers, beginners, trustees or managers are all welcome.

We will discuss how a Spectrum 5.0 procedure works, how Spectrum might be applied within your own organisation, and briefly introduce the primary procedures for Accreditation. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout, as well as to submit any questions in advance.

1 July 2021

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Yorkshire Industrial Collections Network – Brew Up!

Industrial Collections in a Climate Crisis

The Brew Up brings together people who work with industrial collections in Yorkshire. Join Dieter Hopkin to connect with colleagues in the region, discuss the issues surrounding industrial collections and and ask questions.

7 July 2021 · National Coal Mining Museum for England

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As If Trying Not to Own The Earth: Museums Planning for Climate Change Adaptation

How is your museum responding to the climate emergency? What could be the role of the museum in bringing into being a different world: a world that does not own the Earth, but instead contributes to a regenerative culture and community?

13 July 2021

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Collections Essentials: Life and Death of a Museum Object

Join us for the first in a new series of MDY Collections Essentials sessions.

Collections Essentials is aimed at people who are new to volunteering or working in museums, or those who would like to increase their understanding of the principles, values and ethics which underpin professional museum practice. It is particularly suited to people from museums without a museum professional in their team, or those who have not yet undertaken museum professional training. Museum trustees are welcome to join to increase their understanding of museum processes. Some Collections Essentials sessions will focus on museum theory, others will focus on practical, basic aspects of collections care.

14 July 2021

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South Yorkshire Museum Forum

Rethinking our Stories

The theme of this session will be Rethinking our Stories, and we will welcome a couple of guests to talk about their work in this area. We will also have time for your updates, progress reports, and questions. We look forward to hearing about your re-opening progress, and activities to re-set and adjust your museums, after this period of change.

Your MDY Regional Museum Forum is a chance to connect with colleagues from your region, share your experiences and discuss the issues that are important to you.

15 July 2021

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