Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects: Free AIM Biffa Award Seminar
Tuesday 4 October 10.45am – 3.00pm at the London Transport Museum
Lunch and optional tour of the London Transport Museum included
If you are about to start a new capital heritage project or want to deliver a successful interpretation project, the upcoming free AIM Biffa Award ‘Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects’ seminar on 4 October at the London Transport Museum will inspire you and give you the confidence you need.
Museums and heritage sites embarking on a major development project will gain invaluable top tips on how to manage processes and planning, how to avoid pitfalls and recognise opportunities and how to manage communications and relationships with key stakeholders and volunteers.
The seminar will also provide inspiring ideas for new interpretation approaches through practical examples and case studies from organisations that have successfully won major capital grants from AIM Biffa Award or HLF and it will be especially useful to those thinking of applying to the new AIM Biffa Award History Makers programme.
A range of speakers from different sized museums and Industrial Heritage Sites, who directly managed funding from the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Projects Scheme which invested £1.5m in saving and interpreting industrial heritage sites, will be sharing their insights and tips throughout the day and during informal chats during lunch.
There will also be a chance to hear more about the new AIM Biffa Award ‘History Makers’ grant programme and potential applicants to the programme are encouraged to attend this seminar to learn about what the programme is looking to fund and what will make a good application. The closing date for the first round of History Makers is 31 October 2016.
Photo: courtesy of the Arkwright Society at Cromford Mills
10.45 Registration and Coffee
11.15 Welcome: Gillian French, Biffa Award, Head of Grants
11.30 Bill Ferris, Chief Executive, Chatham Historic Dockyard
Bill Ferris, Chief Executive, Chatham Historic Dockyard will explain what makes for successful project management and will introduce three NHLPS funded projects; all complex schemes forming part of larger HLF funded projects. These are:
Postal Heritage Trust: Mail Rail – presented by Chris Taft, Head of Collections
Chatham Historic Dockyard: World Heritage Discovery Centre – presented by Artelia UK
Underfall Yard: Hydraulic Pump House – presented by Nicola Dyer, Project Director
12.45 Lunch and Market Place
13.30 Sarah Macleod, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Society at Cromford Mills
The second session will be led by Sarah Macleod, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Society at Cromford Mills, who will be looking at some new approaches to heritage interpretation with case studies from:
Newman’s Coffin Works: Self- Guided Works Tour – presented by Tonia Collett, Volunteer and Operations Manager
Cromford Mills: Interpreting Arkwright’s First Mill – presented by Sarah Macleod, Chief Executive
ss GB: Being Brunel – presented by Rhian Tritton, Director of Museum and Educational Services
14.45 History Makers Fund: Di Lees, Director Imperial War Museum and Tim Burge, History Makers, Project Manager
Tim will explain the aims of the programme and what you need to do if you are interested in applying
Q and A
15.00 Seminar ends.
Sam Mullins, Director of the London Transport Museum, will give an update on recent developments at the museum with the opportunity to visit the museum
How to book: Tickets are free and can be booked by using our Eventbrite booking