Training and events

Elevenses – Tuesday 28th September

Environmental Sustainability: Looking at objects through an eco-lens 

Join us with Bridget McKenzie from Climate Museum UK, and Dorcas Taylor and Christine Rostron from Scarborough Museums Trust to explore a method for exploring objects from the perspective of climate change. 

28 September 2021

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South Yorkshire Museum Forum

Blending Online & On-Site Visitor Experience

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.

29 September 2021 · South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

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An Introduction to Online Audience Segmentation

This national online Museum Development workshop will provide an introduction to digital audience segmentation for museums.

The session will give you a grounding in what segmentation is and how it can help you better understand your audiences. We’ll look at what sort of data you need; touch on the different models that you may have heard of; we’ll look at methods of data collection, and we’ll use some case studies to illustrate what works and how it works.

30 September 2021

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Elevenses – Monday 4th October

Ambition & Quality – Dive into Arts Council England’s Investment Principles 

The third in a series of sessions exploring what Arts Council England’s Investment Principles mean and how your organisation might use them to apply for funding. Arts Council staff will talk us through resources and information, and enhance your understanding of how you can align your work with their funding criteria. Plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.

4 October 2021

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An Introduction to Online Content Creation

This national online Museum Development workshop will provide an introduction to digital content creation for museums.

Understanding where to begin with creating content that engages your audiences can be a stumbling block. This session will ensure you get to grips with aligning your objectives with the right platforms and the right content. You’ll look at how different types of content will achieve different outcomes, you’ll gain tips on how to create content with limited resources, and you’ll look at how to measure impact.

12 October 2021

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North Yorkshire Museum Forum

What’s the Story? Stories, Inclusion, Audiences & Collections

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.

12 October 2021 · Whitby Museum

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Elevenses – Wednesday 13th October

Dynamism – Dive into Arts Council England’s Investment Principles 

The last in a series of sessions exploring what Arts Council England’s Investment Principles mean and how your organisation might use them to apply for funding. Arts Council staff will talk us through resources and information, and enhance your understanding of how you can align your work with their funding criteria. Plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.

13 October 2021

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West Yorkshire Museum Forum

What’s the Story? Stories, Inclusion, Audiences & Collections

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.

20 October 2021 · Thackray Museum of Medicine

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Elevenses – Thursday 21st October

Collections Care – Emergency planning & more

Join us with Libby Finney, ACE Regional Collection Care Development Officer at the Museum of London, to refresh your thinking or ask questions about collections care, with a focus on emergency planning and salvage. The conversation will help you with thoughts on seasonal or lockdown closure, and tips for mitigating potential problems with water ingress, mould or pests.

21 October 2021

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Collections Trust: Object Entry, Acquisitions and Accessioning

This session will explore the management and documentation involved in the acquisition of objects, using the Spectrum 5.0 procedures as a framework.

How do you manage objects coming into your organisation? Do you have problems with unsolicited donations and what do you do with the stuff you don’t want? How can a clear collections development policy help your organisation? What should you consider in acquisition-related decision-making?

4 November 2021

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