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
- 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
- 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.
15:15 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)
- Raising an organisation’s profile through international work.
- Considerations for generating income through international work.
16:15 – Summary and close
16:30 Dr Carol Ann Scott