Museum Development East Midlands in partnership with Crich Tramway Village is pleased to offer two 1-day courses in the care and preservation of Cine Film, or moving image materials.
Please note: The days are designed to either work as stand alone workshops, or you can sign up to attend both days. If you would like to attend both days please make sure you book one of each ticket.
This two day course is designed for museums who hold small amounts of moving image material and who don’t know where to start with its care and preservation.
Day 1: Skills to develop different film medias
On Wednesday 18th of October we will cover what moving image material is made from and how to identify the base material, how to identify the different formats of cinefilm and how to identify the common types of video recordings and digital materials. There will be a discussion of obsolescence, how to mitigate obsolescence and copying for preservation and access.
Day 2: Handling and use of AD strips
On Thursday 19th of October we will examine the storage environment, storage materials, housekeeping and handling that are recommended for moving image materials. We will discuss the degradation process known as ‘vinegar syndrome’ and look at how to monitor this degradation process using AD strips.
We anticipate high demand for these courses and can only accept one delegate from each museum. We will also be prioritising museums whom are accredited or working towards accreditation. For more information about eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 1: Monday 3 July – Mansfield Museum & Art Gallery
Day 2: Tuesday 31 October – Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
About the training
Are you interested in exploring how your museum could contribute to people’s health and wellbeing but are not sure where to start? Over the course of two workshops participants will gain the skills and confidence to develop their thinking about this work to support the delivery of health and wellbeing provision within their museum.
The training will help attendees to: overcome the barriers to working with the health sector, create opportunities to contact and meet with potential health and wellbeing partners, begin the process of thinking about your museum its spaces, collections and resources and how they can be utilised in this work, explore ways to measure impact and support organisational change.
This training will be delivered by the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing which is funded by Arts Council England. Please visit our website for more details: https://museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com/
Who should attend?
This training is aimed at museum staff or volunteers, who are interested in developing and delivering health and wellbeing work within their organisation.
What will you learn?
Day one will include:
- defining what health and wellbeing can be within museums
- an overview of the health sector landscape and jargon busting
- the chance to hear inspiring case studies from museums who have already set-up this work
- introduce ways to work in partnership with health related organisations
- highlighting and identifying key resources available to support museums
- exploring key work which needs to take place within an organisation before delivering provision
- ways to measure impact
Day two: will focus on networking opportunities for participants to meet with potential partners as well as a chance to hear from other museums about their work
Important information: Please note that the workshops are designed so that people attend both sessions as day one is designed to set the foundations for the second day. If you have any queries regarding this please contact: email@example.com
To book your place, please click register.
Bereavement and loss is a challenge we all face on a personal level at varying stages of our life. Projects in museums which touch on these issues in recent years have been on the rise. This includes reminiscence, oral history, memory cafes and ancestry activities in varying formats. These activities can deliver wellbeing, increased accessibility and engagement with our organisations. They can also be a vehicle to explore bereavement and loss, which can be positive but also provide mixed and challenging emotions for participants.
In order to support visitors and users it is important for all organisations embarking on work in this area to have a full understanding of the benefit and risks of these projects, and how to manage them with public benefit at the heart of activity.
MDEM are pleased to be partnering with Cruse Bereavement Care a charity providing care for individuals dealing with loss, to explore these issues further and equip delegates with skills and ideas to undertake projects with awareness and confidence.
On the day Cruse Bereavement Care will be delivering a targeted session on bereavement and loss. This will then be followed by case studies of reminiscence practice from the East Midlands from Erewash Museum and others with a chance to apply the learning through a practical element.
MDEM will be providing light refreshments throughout the day but ask delegates to provide their own lunch.
Who is this training for:
This training is for museum staff and volunteers who are either involved in currently delivering reminiscence projects at their museum, or are interested in doing so. Due to the limited number of training places available, we can only accept 2 delegates from each organisation. Priority will be given to those from accredited museums or working towards accreditation.
To book your ticket, please click register.
MDEM are pleased to be providing an opportunity for Museum Accreditation Mentors in the region to network, consult and help shape the future of mentoring in the East Midlands.
As many mentors will be aware, Arts Council England (ACE) are currently reviewing the museum Accreditation process, which is being led by Ellie Collier. At this event Ellie will give an overview of the review process, its context and background, with a look forward at its priorities and timescales. This is your chance to feedback to ACE your experiences of being a mentor, what works and what doesn’t. It is your chance to influence the review and shape the role museum professionals could or should have, when supporting the voluntary led museum sector.
The has been much discussion on the valued support mentors provide, but are expectations on you too high or too low, could professional support be delivered in an another way, and how would you like it to work – for both you and the museum. All of these questions and more will be included in the event. We really need to hear your views.
There will also be the opportunity to network with other mentors in the region and to discuss what support and opportunities you would like to see for your role going forward.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. MDEM are able to offer reimbursement for travel expenses not currently covered by your organisations.
Who is this Consultation Event for:
This event is for current museum mentors, or those who have expressed an interest in becoming a mentor and are waiting to be paired with a museum.
By attending the event you are agreeing to the MDEM terms and conditions of engagement, including allowing any images of the day to be used by MDEM, as well as providing feedback where appropriate. Click here to see the full T & C’s.
Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus
Celebrating all that is creative the event will showcase the shortlisted heritage sites and announce the winners of the awards for 2017. More importantly, it is a great chance to catch up with colleagues from across the region and share all the great work you are doing.
Please note that all tickets are free, and will include a buffet dinner. Tickets are variable to entrants, museums and other interested heritage bodies in the region. Tickets will be allocated on a first come basis. If you have any issues or questions please contact event coordinator: Marc Lupson firstname.lastname@example.org
Many museum staff are thrown into major capital projects with little or no experience of project management. Even those who have may find themselves struggling to understand the world of the many specialist consultants and contractors they have to work with.
In association with Norfolk ProHelp, SHARE has lined up lined up an array of speakers who will talk about how you can best work with their professions to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible.
The day will include presentations from museums plus a tour of the Norwich Castle Keep redevelopment with a member of the project team, who will discuss their ambitious plans to develop a much-loved historic building which is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The confirmed speakers include:
- Adrian Blakey is a Programme Manager for NPS Group. He is highly skilled in programme planning and management and has recently supported two Norfolk voluntary organisations to develop robust business plans to help move them forward and (hopefully!) secure sustainable funding.
- Architect Janet Jury of Purcell has experience working with a wide range of charities and is particularly skilled at finding the right architectural solutions for historic buildings. Janet is also a Trustee of the Norwich Assembly House Trust.
- A quantity surveyor is key to making sure costs are managed effectively during any construction project – keeping costs down, while making sure standards and quality are kept up. Jonathan Nelson of Richard Utting Associates has over 20 years’ industry experience and has contributed to an enormous range of ProHelp projects.
- Giles Kerkham is Director of the not-for-profit team at Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants and understands the financial pressures facing small organisations as a company director, charity trustee and school governor, as well as an accountant!
- Joe Goldie is Development Manager for Cocksedge Building Contractors. Cocksedge works across a range of sectors and are particularly keen to minimise projects’ environmental impact.
Norfolk ProHelp is a network of professional firms committed to making a difference in their local community by providing free advice and support to the voluntary sector. Members include law firms, accountants, design agencies, surveyors and architects, who each year contribute around £150,000 worth of support to charities and community groups across the county.
Our first out of region visit will take in two very different museum sites run by the same independent trust, Sheffield Industrial Museums. The day will start with a trip to the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, where there will be a presentation from the Education team focusing on museum access within a historical context. This will be followed by a networking lunch and a chance to look around the museum.
The afternoon will be spent in Sheffield city centre at Kelham Island. Delegates will be taken on a tour of the site with a historical reenactor with the chance to further informally network with peers.
Please note that this meeting will take place both within Sheffield city centre and on the outskirts of the city. If delegates are travelling by train, please let Sarah Hartshorne know who will be able to make arrangements for transport between the two. MDEM are able to reimburse travel expenses where delegate’s organisations can not cover them.
How to book and eligibility:
The network is open to all individuals within a lone working setting at museums in the East Midlands. Anyone is welcome to join the network, however where there is a cap on meeting places, priority will be given to those form an accredited museum or working towards accreditation. This is due to the scope of MDEM funding.
To book your place, simply email email@example.com
For more information about the lone workers network please click here.
MDEM are pleased to announce the second meeting on the East Midlands Trustee Network, a network designed to support and promote the work of museum trustees in the region. Following on from feedback at the September meeting, the day will feature a training session on the legal changes in data protection (see below) a networking lunch and a chance to experience and hear from fellow network members Barrow Hill Roundhouse. See below for more details and eligibility.
Changes in Data Protection: How to grow support for your museum
Do you want to know how to engage with your supporters effectively? Are you interested in building long term relationships with you visitors, volunteers and wider audiences? Almost every organisation holds contact lists, whether they be for newsletters, members or just general data gathering. With the changes in the new General Data Protection Regulation all organisations are needed to review their practices and adopt different strategies when gathering people email and other personal information.
This half day session will look at how to ensure your organisation is meeting its legal requirements, and will also provide strategies for using this as an opportunity to grow support with your audiences. This session will be delivered by the leading specialist Helen Shone, cofounder of Development Partners. Having worked in fundraising for over ten years, Helen has experience of devising fundraising strategies, trusts and foundations, the Heritage Lottery Fund, individual giving and gift management systems.
On the Day:
We’ll also have the opportunity to hear from fellow trustee network members Barrow Hill Roundhouse on their recent capital projects. This historic venue has seen a vast transformation through a significant injection of funding to become a leading visitor attraction in the area.
A networking lunch will also be available on the day, followed by the opportunity to explore the site and influence future meetings and topics.
The East Midlands Trustee Network is aimed at trustees in museums and heritage organisations in the region. Due to our funding, if the event is oversubscribed priority will be given to individuals from accredited museums or those working towards accreditation.
By signing up to this event you are agreeing to the MDEM terms and conditions, including to provide case studys and feedback where appropriate.