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:
We are launching new resources and SW Museum Skills training sessions to support the vital Accreditation Mentor/museum relationship to flourish.
A summary of the changes to Museum Accreditation in 2020, and key questions museums in the South West may be asking.
We summarise Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme update from January 2021
Volunteer-run Tavistock Museum in Devon is seeking an Accreditation Mentor.
Volunteer-run Tewkesbury Museum in Gloucestershire is seeking a Mentor for Accreditation.
In our January newsletter, we cover updates on our new Accrediation Mentor programme, support for freelancers and news on the current COVID-19 Government restrictions.
This session will provide delegates with an overview of the 2018 revised Accreditation Standard exploring all the key changes in detail and examining the three main sections.
We are the support provider for Arts Council England’s Accreditation in the South West.
An opportunity to chat and ask questions about the Accreditation Mentor role and the Accreditation standard.
Running from January to March 2021, our latest South West Museum Skills training sessions are now live for booking.
Funding updates Arts Council England, National Heritage Lottery Fund and weekly highights
Our August newsletter features updates on sector funding, pest packs, new resources and the launch of our Annual Survey of Museums
A review of how the £9.3million of Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Cultural and Heritage Recovery funding reached museums across the South West of England
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.
Our latest South West Museum Skills training sessions are open for booking.
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
South West Museum Development is offering funded places to attend a Touring Exhibitions Group collections training session
Our dedicated newsletter with condensed guidance from trusted information sources regarding Coronovirus.
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.
This session explores the skills and approaches Accreditation Mentors can employ to support a museum to weather the impact of a crisis.
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.
Learn the tools and techniques to use while supporting a museum to maximise the planning process.
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