This is a busy time of the year for the sector, with lots of events taking place that could help you or your museum, gallery or heritage site. We have rounded up some of the latest events to help our members – please see the list below for contacts, all details and how to book. If you have an event coming up and would like AIM’s help in promoting it, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie’s Bicycle – The Resilient Museum
Free Webinar: Wednesday 27 January 11.00 – 13.00
What is a resilient museum? What can museums do as buildings, social spaces, and cultural institutions to embody sustainable practice – environmentally, socially and economically? This webinar is designed to provide a holistic overview of sustainability within museums and will include examples from the sector and transferable actions for improvement. Lucy Latham, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at Julie’s Bicycle will be joined by Hilary Jennings, Director of the Happy Museum Project.
Culture24 – Museums at Night
East Midlands: Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, Monday 1 February 1 – 4:30pm
London & South East: Lighthouse Arts, Brighton, Wednesday 10 February 1 – 4:30pm
Culture24 are running two free workshops open to all staff and volunteers from museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites interested in taking part in Museums at Night.
They’ll cover how to plan and market a successful after-hours event, as well as offering guidance if you’re thinking of entering the Connect! competition, where your organisation can win £3000 and the chance to work with a top artist. Speakers include former Connect! artists, and people from winning venues. Tickets are free, but must be pre-booked:
Sport in Museums Network Conference – The Impact of Sporting Heritage
Nottingham: 11 February
The Impact of Sporting Heritage will explore the role and value of sporting collections, offer ideas about how to measure your impact, focus on different agendas supported by sporting heritage such as health and wellbeing and education and provide a range of case study examples. Places are subsidised and cost just £25. Bookings close on the 4th February 2016.
Museums Galleries Scotland – Developing Smart Sustainability Programme
Edinburgh: 3 & 4 February
Developing Smart Sustainability is an intensive 5 day business planning program delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy. It is an opportunity for museums and galleries across Scotland to develop and grow successful projects and sustainable organisations. It is a practical programme where you will use the time to enhance your core business knowledge and learn about tools and skills to help you to develop and sustain a thriving museum with a real impact in communities. This programme is a 5 day programme, subsidised by MGS and SEA and costs £150
For information on skills opportunities and upcoming courses please sign up to the MGS Skills Development Programme newsletter
Welsh Government – Making numbers work for you
Llandudno Junction: 28 January
This free course is provided by the Welsh Government and is open to staff and volunteers working in museums in Wales. It is suitable for those who want to develop a greater understanding of statistics and how they can be used by museums for evidence and advocacy. Run by Jonathan Durnin from DC Research, this is a half day course and training will begin at 13:30.
To book, Please contact: Seaneen McGrogan on email@example.com or 0300 062 2261
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales – Digital Past 2016: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach
Llandudno 10 & 11 February
Organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Digital Past is an annual two-day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond. Bringing together individuals from the commercial, public, academic, third sector and voluntary sectors, the conference aims to promote learning, discussion and debate around a range of digital technologies in current use, or in development, to record and understand the historic environment. Registration cost for the two days is £89, including lunch and refreshments on both days.