Call For Partners: British Museum Knowledge Exchange
Call for Partners The British Museum is seeking five new partner museums to participate in its annual Knowledge Exchange programme for 2020.
The Knowledge Exchange programme is part of the wide-ranging National Programmes at the British Museum, which partners with c.250 UK organisations a year through single-object Spotlight tours, touring exhibitions, partnership galleries, short- and long-term loans, training and skills development initiatives.
Knowledge Exchange is a programme developed by the British Museum to support professional exchanges between the British Museum and museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK, enabling staff to share knowledge, skills and best practice and support their individual professional development.
Generously supported by the Vivmar Foundation, the Knowledge Exchange programme offers the opportunity of a fully funded and co-ordinated five-day professional exchange between paid staff, in any role, at five selected partner museums and the British Museum.
The aims of the Knowledge Exchange placements are:
- To develop individual and organisational knowledge and/or skills
- To help build relationships between organisations
- To provide insight into and gain exposure to specific areas of museum work
- To shape sustainable methods for sharing knowledge and skills across the sector
Participants are selected through an open application process: one person from each of the five partner museums will be selected for a placement at the British Museum, and each partner museum will select one person from the British Museum to host, creating ten exchanges in total. Every exchange is unique and is created based on the selected participants’ application form.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 9th March 2020. For more information and to apply, please click here.Knowledge Exchange Programme 2020 – Call for Partners