Training and events

Recovering Well: Supporting Return & Re-Entry for Employees

Check your responsibilities to employees as we resume on-site working, and explore ideas for supporting people as they adjust to re-entry.

21 April 2021

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Elevenses – Thursday 22 April

Re-Opening Special – Operations & Estates

Join us for an extended Elevenses Special with Ben Melham, our trainer from last summer’s first re-opening. There’ll be a focused update from Ben on new rules and up-to-date good practice, plus lots of opportunity to ask questions and join in discussion, including breakouts. This session will focus on operations and estates issues.

22 April 2021

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Elevenses – Tuesday 27 April

Collections Care – Spring Housekeeping

Hear from colleagues with extensive experience of a spring re-opening, as we are joined by colleagues from Brontë Parsonage, Harewood House and Burton Constable Hall. What is their approach to spring housekeeping routines and a seasonal re-opening? Talk to the experts and think about your own needs for a Spring clean.

27 April 2021

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Carbon Literacy

Gain the knowledge and skills to support your museum’s progress towards becoming a net zero carbon organisation by becoming Carbon Literate.

The training session will cover:

The science behind climate change

What it means to be net zero carbon

How we can achieve net zero as individuals, in our sector, and in society

27 April 2021

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Yorkshire Industrial Collections Network – Brew Up!

Covid Recovery – What Next?

We will be joined by Paul Jarman, Assistant Director of Beamish Museum. Paul will be speaking on Beamish: Collections Lockdown challenges and opportunities.

28 April 2021

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Recovering Well: Supporting Return & Re-Entry for Volunteers

Check your responsibilities and best practice for supporting volunteers as we resume on-site working, and support people adjusting to re-entry.

28 April 2021

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Recovering Well: Running an Organisational Re-Set

Understand a process for engaging your trustees, staff and volunteers with an organisational re-set after this period of disruption. Everyone’s experience of the pandemic period has been slightly different, and their engagement with your organisation during this time will also have differed greatly.

5 May 2021

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Elevenses – Thursday 6 May

Re-Opening Special – Visitors & Visitor Services

Join us for an extended Elevenses Special with Ben Melham, our trainer from last summer’s first re-opening. There’ll be a focused update from Ben on new rules and up-to-date good practice, plus lots of opportunity to ask questions and join in discussion, including breakouts. This session will focus on issues for visitors and visitor services.

6 May 2021

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Elevenses – Wednesday 12 May

Springwatch Special – Museum Insect Pests

Find out more about the less welcome springtime visitors to our museums – insect pests! Our guest, Helena Jaeschke, Conservation Development Officer from South West Museum Development, will share expert knowledge about managing your insect pests and answer your questions on what to watch out for and tackling problems.

12 May 2021

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South Yorkshire Museum Forum

Rethinking our Stories

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 May 2021 · To Be Confirmed

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