Running from January to March 2021, our latest South West Museum Skills training sessions are now live for booking.

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this second lockdown. We understand that some will be looking ahead to the future, yet for others you will be focusing on the here and now. Perhaps for some, a bit of both.

For those looking ahead, we are pleased to announce the Winter sessions of our SW Museum Skills programme are now open for booking.

If training is not a priority for your team right now, we want to reassure you there will be further training opportunities and there is a regularly updated archive of resources on our website created by our officers to support you when you need it.

Our upcoming SW Museum Skills Essentials training

Running from January to March, our SW Museum Skills Essentials sessions are now open for booking. Delivered online, sessions are for those working or volunteering in museums in the South West, including furloughed staff. The topics are specifically designed to support museums to respond to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, to help develop skills and resilience for the future.

Our winter programme will support you to think about your museum’s governance to help future proof your museum, how to fundraise effectively at this time and work with your collections safely. We are also pleased to be offering a session on decolonising collections, exhibitions and displays, recognising that this is an important live conversation for our sector. Finally, with the Accreditation scheme expected to resume next year, we have a dedicated Accrediation Q&A session with our Technical Accreditation Advisor.

Find out more and book on to the sessions on the SW Museum Skills: Essentials pages

SW Museum Skills Plus

We will also be offering SW Museum Skills Plus opportunities, offering focused, practice-based workshop style training. Find out more on the Plus training sessions open for booking on the SW Museum Skills Plus pages.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year!