Full programme for Working Internationally Regional Project Workshop

The full programme has been announced for the first Working Internationally Regional Workshop and it looks a really great line up.

If you are thinking about or doing international work or work with international partners this could be really useful. Booking is now open for all the workshops, with the first on in Leeds on Wednesday 24th September. Details and booking here for all five workshops.

The Leeds event programme:

10:30 – 16:30, 24 September 2014

Leeds City Gallery, Thoresby Room


10:00                  Registration and refreshments

10:30                                     Introduction and welcome

Dr Carol Ann Scott, Chair of ICOM UK

10:45                                    Session 1 – Case-studies

  1. Bede’s World – Mike Benson, Director and Kathy Cremin, Hive Radio

Locally rooted, internationalist in our thinking – a case-study about Bede’s World’s philosophy and approach to working with all communities and their locality live in the world, focussing on ways of being open and connected to working internationally. Key considerations will include:

  • Thinking small – exerting small human influences from person to person, working through networks
  • Humanising decision-making
  • Creating social spaces
  • Beauty and simplicity of technology
  • Considering risk / scale


  1. The Oriental Museum at Durham University – Dr Craig Barclay, Curator

Case-study focussing on work with and around The Oriental Museum’s Japanese collections.


11:45                   Session 2 – Funding

Creative Europe Desk UK – Culture – Claire Sharples, Co-ordinator (England)

Overview on EU culture funding under the Creative Europe programme, including what funding is available, what types of co-operation projects are eligible, and details of further events and support for applications.


Dana Andrew, Project Co-ordinator, Working Internationally Regional Project

Brief overview on additional sources of funding for international work.

12:45                                     Introduction to Voices of Asia Gallery

Antonia Lovelace, Curator of World Cultures, Leeds City Museum



13:00                                     Buffet lunch and gallery visit

14:00                   Questions and discussion with the panel of speakers

14:15                  Session 3 – Developing ideas for working internationally

Facilitated by Dr Carol Ann Scott and Dana Andrew

                                    Working in small groups this session will provide a supportive space to explore ideas for working internationally. Share and develop your ideas with colleagues outside of your organisation to determine your motivations for working internationally, the benefits you hope to receive, what you could offer an international partnership, and where to begin with advocacy and fundraising.

15:00                                     Refreshments

15:15                                     Session 4 – Practical ‘how to’ session

Sam Elliott, Team Leader – Museum Services Development, Bolton Library and Museum Service

Session exploring specific areas of international work drawn from Bolton Museum’s experience of international touring exhibitions – Quest for Immortality: The Hidden Treasure of Ancient Egypt (organised by United Exhibits Group) and Towards Modernity: Three Centuries of British Art (organised by the Greater Manchester Museums Group)

  1. Raising an organisation’s profile through international work.
  2. Considerations for generating income through international work.




16:15 –                                     Summary and close

16:30                                    Dr Carol Ann Scott





One thought on “Full programme for Working Internationally Regional Project Workshop

  1. At one of the future events you might look at Interreg 4a – which may apply only to the South-East. Further information available if required.

    Best wishes


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