Who is this for? This workshop is aimed at all museum teams who would like to increase their skills on how to create a great forward plan – and then apply those skills back in their own museum
At the root of every business – whether a museum or otherwise – is a great forward plan, that is realistic, achievable, agreed by all your team and helps that organisation move forward. It should inspire but not overwhelm. It should be easy to understand, not be a huge folder no one looks in. A good forward plan helps you make the most of opportunities that come your way, and to ward off challenge, if that comes too.
A robust and effective forward plan is at the core of Museum Accreditation and helps a museum team create focus. However, creating one that is goal driven, achievable, and understood and agreed by all, can be a daunting task too far. Aimed at all Museums (whether volunteer led or with paid staff), and workshop based, this practical course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a forward plan that will create positive results for your museum.
Who should attend from your museum? For this course, it is helpful for 2 staff from each museum to attend. At least one of those staff/volunteers should be senior and leading on forward planning for the museum.
Presented by Fiona Mitchell-Innes – Accreditation advisor for the East Midlands
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The Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards, and enables museums to assess their current performance, as well as supporting them to plan and develop their services. This session will explore the benefits of Accreditation, and the requirements for Section Two: Collections.
Sarah Brown, Collections Trust, will explore museum documentation procedures with a focus on accountability and the SPECTRUM standard primary procedures. Over the past year Collections Trust have been working on a revised edition of the SPECTRUM collections management standard, following extensive consultation with the museum sector. This new edition, SPECTRUM 5.0, will be launched in June 2017. Sarah will introduce key changes within this standard. We will also look at the requirement for Documentation Procedural Manuals.
Anita Hollinshead, the Regional Collections Advisor for MDEM will provide information and case studies specfic to the East Midlands, with a look at associated MDEM support for accreditation and collections.
If possible, we request that attendees bring examples of the own Documentation Procedural Manuals.
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Who is this for? All museums teams who feel they aren’t getting in the audiences they want or need and want to try different approaches
Every tourist attraction or visitor site must compete hard in the current climate to attract new and repeat visitors to their venue. To do that you need to put yourself in the position of visitor, not the expert, and create great experiences for visitors to enjoy – and talk about to their friends. This workshop will focus on how to develop the service you already offer, without breaking the bank. It will help you keep the needs of your visitor at the front of your planning and show how different approaches to exhibition and event planning can help you build your audience numbers. All of this can help towards section 3 in Accreditation. You will leave the day with some practical tips and plans that you can apply back at your own museum.
Who should attend from your museum? Anyone who leads on or has an interest in generating greater and more engaged audiences in your museum.
Presented by Fiona Mitchell-Innes – Accreditation advisor for the East Midlands and Becky Bewick – Cultural learning.
To book your place, click register.