Training and events

Assessing your museum’s digital capacity

Gain confidence, tools and resources to strategically assess and develop your museum’s digital activities, in a 3 part online workshop, aimed at smaller museums.

For museums to take full advantage of everything digital can offer, they must first understand how and where digital sits within their organisation. In this 3-part workshop, people in museum senior leadership, alongside a colleague responsible for undertaking digital activities, will be guided through using parts of the Digital Culture Compass, a toolkit to assess their museum’s digital activities.

13 January 2022

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A best practice guide to recruitment for creative leaders

This is an involved, guidance session focused on helping creative leaders understand recruiting for potential. Creative leaders, in this instance refers, to anyone in an organisation who makes decisions regarding recruitment. This is a 3-hour session, which has an accompanying written guide.  

The session defines the difference between diversity and inclusion, and looks at different entry routes including Work Experience, Industry Placements, Internships, Apprenticeships, Volunteering and Voluntary. 

27 January 2022

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Elevenses – Tuesday 1st February

Preparing your Accreditation Return 

Are you putting off tackling your museum’s Accreditation Return? Or is it something you’ve found a struggle in the past? Join us with Kelly Chapman for some advice on best approaches to taking control of your Accreditation Return. This session is equally suited to those whose museum is due to be called for Accreditation, or those who feel it is comfortably distant …

1 February 2022

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Elevenses – Tuesday 8th February

Front of House Charter for Change

We all rely deeply on our front-of-house teams, and the pandemic has emphasised this more than ever. Join us with Abi Godfrey, co-founder of FoHMuseums to find out more about how we can support people through the FoH Charter for Change – why we need it, and how it can enable you to develop best practice with and for your FoH team.

8 February 2022

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Impact of the British Empire and Transatlantic slavery on museums and collections

Understand the relationships between the British Empire, Transatlantic slavery, and the British economy, with a focus on Yorkshire and the Humber, and how colonialism and slave trade narratives have shaped museum collections and interpretation. You will start to apply this to your museum using an object from your museum.

This session will support you if you are seeking to understand, or advocate for, why and how your museum could address colonialist or untold, diverse narratives within your collections or interpretation.

16 February 2022

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National Lottery Heritage Fund: Helping You Apply – Grants for £3,000 – £10,000 (North)

This informal 2 hour session will explore:

How heritage can be used to transform places and change lives; what a well-planned project looks like and; how to write a strong funding application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

16 February 2022

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Elevenses – Thursday 17th February

Christmas Events Debrief 

Join us as we catch up with museums who hosted Christmas events to hear how things went, and how they will go about preparing for this year’s Christmas event. Too early to start talking about next Christmas – or almost too late?! Come and find out. 

17 February 2022

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East Riding & Northern Lincolnshire Museum Forum

Our aim for museum forums in 2022 is to create “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and really to enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues!

2 March 2022 · North Lincolnshire Museum

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West Yorkshire Museum Forum

Our aim for museum forums in 2022 is to create “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and really to enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues!

10 March 2022 · Tolson Memorial Museum

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National Lottery Heritage Fund: Helping You Apply – Grants for £3,000 – £10,000 (North)

This informal 2 hour session will explore:

how heritage can be used to transform places and change lives;
what a well-planned project looks like and;
how to write a strong funding application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

16 March 2022

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