Copyright compliance is an important issue for museums and heritage sites, and also a requirement of being an Accredited museum. Any heritage organisation will have multiple and constant issues relating to copyright which will underpin content and collection acquisition, loans, creation, commissioning, use and curation. This means that staff and volunteers need to understand how copyright works, its application to collections management, its relationship to digitisation and how they can navigate more complex issues about orphan works, social media and creative commons licences.
This workshop, run by leading copyright specialist – Naomi korn – will provide an overview about the key issues presented in a powerpoint free and interactive learning environment. All the sessions will be supported by handouts and time will be provided for group discussions, scenarios and questions.
This event is being run in partnership between Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum. by signing up to the event you are agreeing to meet the MDEM terms and conditions, including the aknowledgement that photos taken at the event may be used by MDEM, and you will be required to provide event feedback at times.
Lunch and refreshements will be provided throughout the day by the Northamptonshire Forum. They do request that delegates consider a £5 donation to support the forum to cover refreshement costs and keep their events largely free for delegates. There will be the opportunity to donate during the course of the training day.
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MDEM’s Mystery Shopper programme has provided valuable feedback about the impact of customer care and the role of museum staff on the experience of younger visitors.
This training session will be led by consultants Laura Malpas and Davey Ivens, and will challenge delegates to think about their approach to customer care; helping to identify and adopt the skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to make our spaces are welcoming to young people.
Aimed at front-of-house / gallery staff and volunteers as well as their managers and trustees. We welcome several delegates from a museum to attend the training.
Refreshments will be provided on arrival – delegates are asked to provide their own lunch.
By signing up to the training you are agreeing to adhere to the MDEM terms and conditions.
Curation and display of coins; Learning & Public Programming; Viking: Rediscover the Legend
University of Nottingham Museum
Friday 2 March
The Money and Medals Network exists to build and develop relationships between
UK museums with collections of coins, medals, banknotes, tokens and associated numismatic objects. Training days featuring seminars led by contributors from local and national museums are being provided across the UK with a view to sharing knowledge and expertise. Regional numismatic networks can then be set up as a result of these training sessions.
These free events are open to anyone working or volunteering with numismatics in UK museums.
In addition to the talks and practical sessions, there will be an opportunity to see
Viking: Rediscover the Legend (British Museum and York Museums Trust) and the regional exhibition Danelaw Saga: Bringing the Vikings back to the East Midlands
Programme of events:
- 10.00 REGISTRATION Tea and Coffee to be served
- 10.40 The Money and Medals Network and Welcome Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money & Medals Network, the British Museum
- 10.50 Heads & Tails – Coins and Curriculum for Excellence Doug MacBeath, Curator – Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh
- 11.30 Curating and Displaying Coins Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money & Medals Network, the British Museum
- 12.00 Questions
- 12.15 LUNCH
- 1.15 Saxon and Viking CoinsDr Gareth Williams, Curator of Early Medieval Coinage and Viking Collection, British Museum
- 2.15 Pinning coins for display – practical session
- 3.15 Introduction to the Exhibitions by Dr Gareth Williams and opportunity to visit exhibitions
To book a free place please email Michelle Johnson: Michelle.Johnson@nottingham.ac.uk
Registration will be from 1:00pm, with the presentation starting at 1:30pm.
In March 2018, the Arts Council will be hosting a series of briefing events across England to support museums and galleries to understand and benefit from the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief.
The briefings are presented in partnership with HMRC and will provide detailed information about the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief, including eligibility and how to make a claim.
We anticipate a high demand for these events and so will be restricting attendance to one person per organisation.
To maximise the benefit of these events, we strongly recommend that the person responsible for financial management at your organisation should attend.
To book your place, please click here.
You are invited to join us at this
free, one day event.
Book your ticket here
The aim of this project is to create and pilot a new model of economic resilience for smaller museums by building a resource to support them in developing deeper, mutually beneficial collaborations with their relevant industries.
At this free, one day event you will hear what has been learnt and what the partner museums have accomplished. You will also have the opportunity to talk individually to the Industry Consultant about the challenges your museum faces and to network with other museums on how to improve industry engagement. It is also an opportunity to preview the Symbiosis resource and to provide feedback.
This is a fantastic networking opportunity to discuss an issue of vital importance to us all in these times of reduced funding. Participants will leave with more confidence in how to effect change in their organisations.
Lunch will be provided and there is funding available to cover travel costs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
We hope you can make it!
Museum of Design in Plastics
This networking event is for all museum practitioners in the East Midlands and is being organised by the Museums Association rep, Jodie Henshaw.
We will meet at Melton Carnegie Museum at 1800. We will be given a guided tour by Zara Matthews, Market Town Museums Manager for Leicestershire County Council. Zara will give us an insight into some of the new approaches used at the Museum over the last few months and how this has led to an increase in visitors.
After the tour we will move to the Ann of Cleves public house. This is one of the oldest buildings in the town, once a monastery and later given to Ann of Cleves by Henry VIII. Located close to the station and about a 10 minute walk from the museum, the pub has a reputation for good food and drink. Check link for more: http://www.theanneofcleves.co.uk/. The table is booked for 2000. The pub has a car park.
Melton Carnegie Museum
Established in the town’s former Carnegie Library, the displays follow the history of Melton and surrounding villages from pre-history to the early 21st century via superb Saxon and Viking archaeology; fine art including several examples by celebrated 19th century artist John Ferneley; the history of fox hunting and its influence on Melton; the story of Painting the Town Red; recreations of a traditional Stilton dairy and a pie bakery, and displays on the 20th century rural economy.
Address: 34 Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray LE13 1RB
Phone 0116 305 3860 Email email@example.com
10 minutes’ walk from the railway station
There are buses but most finish by 6pm
Pay and display car parks 5 -10 minutes’ walk http://www.melton.gov.uk/info/200072/parking/246/find_a_long_stay_car_park
After 6pm parking is free and some on street parking is available outside the museum
There are steps to the entrance on Thorpe End, and an accessible entrance in Rosebery Ave (push buzzer)
Melton Mowbray, home of pork pies and Stilton Cheese, is sometimes described as the rural food capital of England. The livestock market is still held in the town centre, and the magnificent church of St Mary’s reflects Melton’s history as a thriving medieval wool town. The centre for fashionable fox hunting from the 1790s to the 1930s, the town claims the origins of the phrase ‘painting the town red’ (find out more in the museum!). Arrive early and visit The Pork Pie Shoppe (https://www.porkpie.co.uk/ , the Cheeseboard (http://meltoncheeseboard.co.uk/ or Soyfoods http://soyfoods.co.uk/index2.htm
Everyone is welcome, if you’d like to come along just turn up or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This one day work shop will look at how to develop a museums eductaional programme, in particular how to evaluate and market to schools. The course will be led by learning and engagmenet consultant Rebecca Bewick and is run in partnership between Museum Development East Midlands and the Sandford Award.
The programme will include:
Evaluating schools programmes
- Evaluation techniques to help define how successful your education programme is
- Best practice examples
- valuation planning exercises
- Scratch method – Battersea Arts Centre
Marketing to schools
- 4 Ps marketing theory
- How engage schools with education offer
- Print and social media examples
- Best practice examples
- Marketing exercises on how to engage Nursery and Pre Schools, Primary and Secondary markets
Who is it for:
This workshop is for museums who already have a schools offer and would like to develop it further. As it is run in partnership with Sandford, 9 places are taken by Sandford Award particpants and the other 9 are avaiable to delegates from accredited museums or those working towards accreditation.
Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided as part of the day. By signing up to the training you are agreeing to adhere to the MDEM terms and conditions.
To book your place, please click register.