Current MDEM Training
Please find below current MDEM training opportunities for you and your organisation. To book a place visit our events page. More opportunities are added regularly so keep an eye out for the latest information.
Ready to Borrow: Capital Grants
23rd September, University of Nottingham Museum, Lakeside
This event launches ACE small capital grants scheme “Ready to Borrow” encouraging museums in the region to make partnerships with national museums through borrowing objects. Museums can apply for grants of up to £50K to purchase capital assets that enable projects to meet the required standards of national museums when loaning their collections. The day is run in partnership with the University of Nottingham Museum and will also feature case studies of successful projects, a chance to meet with the BM to explore how you can access loans from and MDEM can give you other relevant contacts at all national museums. If you are thinking of applying for a grant we strongly recommend you attend.
Museum Accreditation in a Day
28th September, National Centre for Craft and Design – Sleaford
Aimed at all those museum teams that have ‘Working towards Accreditation’ status, new mentors wanting to get an overview of the scheme and of course any museum staff who want to brush up their knowledge. We’ll go through all areas of Museum Accreditation, giving you top tips, ideas and quick wins to make your museum Accreditation return more effective for you as a museum.
Environmental Monitoring in the Museum
21st October, Heritage Skills Centre – Lincoln Castle
The day will begin with an overview of the museum environment and recommended standards for collections care before looking in detail at environmental monitoring and the different equipment available, as well as how this links to Museum Accreditation. This will be followed by an afternoon of practical sessions, looking at how to monitor light, temperature and RH at your museum.
Forward Planning that Makes Sense
2nd November, Diseworth Heritage Centre – Leicestershire
This course is aimed at all museum teams who would like to increase their knowledge on how to create a great forward plan – and then apply those skills back in their own museum. Aimed at all Museums, whether volunteer led or with paid staff, and workshop based, this practical course will equip you with the skills to create a forward plan that will create positive results for your museum.
SPECTRUM 5.0 An Introduction
18th November, National Civil War Centre – Newark
Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will introduce draft material from SPECTRUM 5.0 the national collections care standard for museums; explaining changes and revisions, as an opportunity for attendees to give feedback and contribute to version 5 of the standard. For those new to SPECTRUM or in need of a refresher, this session will also explore the SPECTRUM standard within the context of Accreditation.
Object Marking and Labelling
6th December, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Labelling and marking of objects is part of the SPECTRUM Acquisition procedure, a SPECTRUM Primary Procedure, which is required to be in place for Museum Accreditation. This workshop will introduce the different equipment, materials and techniques used for marking objects. The session will also include hands-on activities to put knowledge into practice.
All courses are aimed at delegates from Museums who are Accredited or working towards Accreditation. If there are spaces remaining 10 days before the event then we are able to accept delegates from heritage organisations who are not Accredited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on a reserves list.
By attending the training you are agreeing to provide case studies when appropriate for MDEM. Furthermore MDEM will periodically ask for information to help determine the impact of their work. Therefore your museum is committed to undertake the annual data survey and MDEM Business Diagnostic.
Museums can book several spaces, but if courses are popular this may be limited to two per an organisation. MDEM is committed to ensuring each session is as accessible as possible and as such can provide travel expenses for delegates. Light refreshments will be provided, but we ask delegates to bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated.