On Friday 3rd July 2020, South West Museum Development hosted a panel discussion featuring representatives from the museum and heritage sector in the South West of England.
The panel discussion was chaired by Crystal Johnson and featured:
- Sam Astill – Head of Museums, South West Heritage Trust
- Vicky de Wit – Museums Advisor, Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole
- Hannah Jones – Lead Volunteering & Participation Consultant for the South West, National Trust
- Philip Walker – Head of Cultural services, Gloucester City Council
The panel discussed some of the key considerations to reopening after lockdown, sharing their current thinking on the challenges and opportunities ahead, whilst drawing on their own experience to date.
Download the summary of the key points covered during the discussion below:
Volunteer-run Tavistock Museum in Devon is seeking an Accreditation Mentor.
Volunteer-run Tewkesbury Museum in Gloucestershire is seeking a Mentor for Accreditation.
We are the support provider for Arts Council England’s Accreditation in the South West.
Funding updates Arts Council England, National Heritage Lottery Fund and weekly highights
Our latest South West Museum Skills training sessions are open for booking.
A review of the current reopening perspectives from museums in our region.
Booking is now open for the first tranche of the SW Museum Skills: Essentials programme 2019/20.
We are launching Pest Partners, a project to help museums and heritage organisations in the South West identify, monitor and manage pests in their collections
Our August newsletter features updates on sector funding, pest packs, new resources and the launch of our Annual Survey of Museums
Our dedicated newsletter with condensed guidance from trusted information sources regarding Coronovirus.
South West Museum Development is offering funded places to attend a Touring Exhibitions Group collections training session
This page summarises the direct support available for museums during the Coronavirus pandemic
We are a team of museum development experts who offer specialist support services to museums throughout the South West.
Wednesday 23 September, 14.00-15.30
Online via Zoom
Our new grant scheme in collaboration with Art Fund, to support museums and heritage organisations with the process of recovery
Our grant scheme provides funding to support museums across the South West
Join us as a Pest Partner - a new project helping you identify, monitor and manage pests in your heritage collections. Supported by Historic England.
We have developed an approachable support network and devised an intuitive programme to help museums every step of the way.
Our Strategic Advisory Group aims to guide the work of the team and support the development of the Programme
SW Museum Skills: Essentials provide subsidised, relevant and accessible training opportunities
South West Museum Development programme is proud to be an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation