AIM is pleased to be involved in a new project which will help regional museums find out more about and increase their capacity to work internationally – whether that is working abroad or working in the UK with international partners.
Led by ICOM-UK in association with the National Museum Directors’ Council, the Association of Independent Museums, the British Council and Heritage Without Borders, the Working Internationally Regional Project (funded by Arts Council England’s Renaissance Strategic Support Fund) aims to facilitate regional and local museums and galleries to develop the confidence and skills to work internationally.
This will be achieved through:
- developing a clearer picture of international work across the sector and the challenges faced;
- a series of practical workshops to consider how these challenges can be addressed through good practice, providing information and developing partnerships;
- scoping a mentoring scheme for smaller museums with ambitions to work internationally;
- creating a resources section on the ICOM-UK website based on the outcomes of the research and workshops.
The project has now entered the research phase and examples of international work of all types and scales from across the museum and heritage sector are sought. If your museum or gallery is working internationally, or has plans or ambitions to do so, please contact Dana Andrew, Project Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Five regional workshops will run from September 2014 to January 2015 and the details will be announced on the ICOM-UK website http://uk.icom.museum/working-internationally-regional-project/
If you are thinking about working internationally you may also be interested in our earlier blog about the British Council awards for travel to India for non-national museums.