AIM recently attended the Working Internationally Conference, organised by ICOM UK and NMDC. It was a very interesting day with lots of examples from museums large, medium and small, who have worked with partners around the world to learn more about their collections, share ideas and support each other. Links to help with developing international work are given further down this blog.
I particularly enjoyed AIM member, David Walker of the Queen’s Own Hussars Museum in Warwickshire, who talked about his visit to India with a recent British Council trip and the cultural differences they had to work through but the great benefits of looking at their shared history of the regiment in India from the Indian as well as the British view point.
AIM is a partner in a project led by ICOM UK and NMDC and funded by Arts Council England which will bring ideas about International Working to the English regions in the coming year. Watch our Blog and E-news for more details. Below is some more information from Deborah Lynch Doyle of UKTI, about the support that they can offer to museums.
It was a pleasure to be able to attend the ‘Working Internationally’ conference at the V&A recently, and to talk to some of you personally.
Following up on the brief overview of UKTI support for museums and galleries, made by Richard Parry and myself, I wanted to follow up with some further information that may be of interest to you.
- I mentioned that some markets are developing their museum sector. I wanted to alert you to a free webinar which is happening next week, all about opportunities in the experience sector, (specifically including museums), in Portugal. Just use this link to find out more, and if interested, to register. http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/uktihome/item/715581.html?utm_source=alerts-events&utm_medium=email
- I raised the opportunity for you to receive business alerts from markets globally. You can make these alerts specific to your particular interests, and this free service is well worthwhile registering for. If you are interested, use this link (the registration section is bottom right): http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/export/howwehelp.html?null
Training for Export
Established organisations and registered companies, can participate in UKTI training for export. If this is something you would be interested in, then just email me and we can then talk about what stage you are at in your exporting activities, and therefore what training would best suit.
I hope to make contact soon with those companies that completed Enquiry Forms – thank you for expressing interest.
Deborah Lynch Doyle | International Trade Advisor | London International Trade Team |
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