SW Museum Skills: Plus session – Working With Artists: What You Need to Know

Abigail Millican, 08.02.2019

South West Museum Development is pleased to announce that on March 14th 2019, we will be delivering a training session in partnership with South West Heritage Trust, as part of SW Museum Skills: Plus Programme, Working With Artists: What You Need to Know at the Exeter Phoenix (within Royal Albert Memorial Museum Offices) in Exeter.

Drawing on the learning from Muse: Makers in Museums  (a project which enabled 8 small museums in the south west to work with artists) this session will offer delegates the opportunity to explore the many benefits of working with artists and how to do this successfully.

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This session is open to staff and volunteers in museums in the south west who are interested in working with artists in their museums. There will be a chance to receive advice and support and attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences. Attendees will ultimately explore how to devise and plan their own project as part of the day.

Attendees will also have the chance to hear from artist, Dorcas Casey and Bruton Museum curator, Jackie Brooks, about their involvement with Muse as well as receive top tips on running a successful project with an artist through practical activities and exercises.

This course will:

  • Outline the benefits of museums and artists working together
  • Provide top-tips for running a successful project with an artist
  • Share the experiences of the Muse project
  • Outline practicalities including funding sources
  • Provide guidelines for planning your own project

Session Leaders: Susan Eddisford is Museum Development Officer for Devon and Rachel Bellamy is Community Heritage and Museums Development Officer for Somerset, South West Museum Development.

The Muse: Makers in Museums programme, funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund, in partnership with Somerset Art Works and Devon Guild of Craftsmen was run in 2017 and 2018. This exciting and inspiring project enabled 8 predominantly volunteer-led museums across Devon and Somerset to work with an artist for the first time.

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