Training and events

Elevenses – Wednesday 19 May

Tackling a Collections Store Project

Join us for conversation between a range of museums services in the region about how they are approaching plans for new and refurbished storage facilities. How to go about this in a sustainable way? And what issues or criteria do we consider?

19 May 2021

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Elevenses – Wednesday 26 May

Reopening Special – Lessons from Covid for Environmental Sustainability

Ben Melham, a specialist in estates and visitor services, joins us to reflect on what our response to Covid has shown us about doing things differently as we move forwards. What positive learning can we take from this experience? How can it help us to make our museums more resilient and sustainable?

26 May 2021

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North Yorkshire Museum Forum

Looking Locally – Audiences and Marketing

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.

9 June 2021 · Yorkshire Air Museum

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Museums, Communities and Programming in the Earth Crisis

This session, led by Bridget McKenzie and Victoria Burns from Climate Museum UK, will explore how museums can respond as museums to the climate and ecological crisis – using collections, programming, and work with audiences, to enable people to gain awareness, reflect and take action.

We will explore how the social role of museums can support people and communities as they grapple with this global threat.

10 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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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

Explore a strategic framework to help your museum explore, respond and adapt to the expected impacts of climate change, locally and beyond.

This workshop will:

Reflect on the expected impacts of climate change in your locality and beyond
Consider the additional impact of Covid-19
Explore your museum’s role in a climate-changed world
Discuss and apply a framework for strategic organisational adaptation to climate change

13 July 2021

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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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