Coffee and Chatter

Your networking opportunity

Join the WMMD team at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter.

Grab your morning cuppa, exchange ideas and catch up with some friendly faces. It’s your chance to share what’s happening at your museum, learn what your colleagues across the sector are doing in their heritage organisations, ask the WMMD team for advice and hear about the latest sector guidance and news.

Details of this month’s guest will be added soon.

Zoom details:

https://zoom.us/j/99254865285?pwd=R2xiUlUzOFdWMGJFQXpyL0E4cHpNQT09

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

Coffee and Chatter

Your networking opportunity

Join the WMMD team at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter.

Grab your morning cuppa, exchange ideas and catch up with some friendly faces. It’s your chance to share what’s happening at your museum, learn what your colleagues across the sector are doing in their heritage organisations, ask the WMMD team for advice and hear about the latest sector guidance and news.

Details of this month’s guest will be added soon.

Zoom details:

https://zoom.us/j/99254865285?pwd=R2xiUlUzOFdWMGJFQXpyL0E4cHpNQT09

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

Coffee and Chatter

Your networking opportunity

Join the WMMD team at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter.

Grab your morning cuppa, exchange ideas and catch up with some friendly faces. It’s your chance to share what’s happening at your museum, learn what your colleagues across the sector are doing in their heritage organisations, ask the WMMD team for advice and hear about the latest sector guidance and news.

Details of this month’s guest will be added soon.

Zoom details:

https://zoom.us/j/99254865285?pwd=R2xiUlUzOFdWMGJFQXpyL0E4cHpNQT09

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

Coffee and Chatter

Your networking opportunity

Join the WMMD team at 10.30am for a half hour of Coffee and Chatter.

Grab your morning cuppa, exchange ideas and catch up with some friendly faces. It’s your chance to share what’s happening at your museum, learn what your colleagues across the sector are doing in their heritage organisations, ask the WMMD team for advice and hear about the latest sector guidance and news.

Zoom details:

https://zoom.us/j/99254865285?pwd=R2xiUlUzOFdWMGJFQXpyL0E4cHpNQT09

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

Dialect & Heritage Project: Oral History Workshop

Are you interested in interviewing people and recording their voices for posterity; for heritage or community projects?

The Dialect and Heritage Project has a number of opportunities for volunteers to conduct interviews that could become part of the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture. This training session is for anyone who might like to take part and develop valuable skills that will enhance projects across the West Midlands.

This self-contained course, organised jointly by the Heritage Lottery Funded Dialect and Heritage Project and Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings aims to be an informal and practical introduction to oral history interviewing.

This training course covers the following areas:

Find out more and register

Creating Family Friendly Interactions

This training session from Kids in Museums is designed to support Front of House (FOH) staff and volunteers to create family friendly interactions with visitors.

During the training, delegates will:

Maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

The presentation for this event will be live captioned through StageText and MyClearText. If you would benefit from live captioning in break out room activities or any other form of access support, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team​​​​​​​ as early as possible stating the support you require.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

Creating Family Friendly Interactions
Tuesday 11 October, 10am-12.30pm
Online

If the booking button isn’t visible this training session is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.og.uk to join the waiting list.

Carbon Literacy for Trustees – Sessions 2 and 3

Our second round of Carbon Literacy training is now open for bookings and is for Trustees across the Midlands.

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) are partnering to deliver several rounds of training, using the Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit developed by Museum Development and the Carbon Literacy Trust as part of the national Roots and Branches project.

What is a Carbon Literacy course? The Carbon Literacy course will give you an understanding of what climate change is, the scale of its effects, and how museums fit into the global, national and local picture to address climate change. You become Carbon Literate by making an individual pledge, and an organisational pledge to take back to your museum, of what you can do, and is in your power to achieve, to make a significant difference to your carbon impact.

The course is made up of four modules – the first module is pre-recorded and there are three Zoom sessions.

Attendees will be certified as Carbon Literate once they’ve successfully completed the course. Therefore, it is essential you are able to attend all three Zoom sessions.

Maximum two trustees per organisation. Priority will be given to trustees from non-NPO and non-National museums in the East Midlands and West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

Accessibility
This event will be auto captioned through Zoom. If you would benefit from other forms of access support, including live captioning, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require. 

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

Carbon Literacy for Trustees
Tuesday 9 August, 10am-12.30pm
Thursday 11 August, 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

Click here to book.

If the booking page doesn’t appear these training sessions are fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk to join the waiting list.

Carbon Literacy for Trustees

Our second round of Carbon Literacy training is now open for bookings and is for Trustees across the Midlands.

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) are partnering to deliver several rounds of training, using the Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit developed by Museum Development and the Carbon Literacy Trust as part of the national Roots and Branches project.

What is a Carbon Literacy course? The Carbon Literacy course will give you an understanding of what climate change is, the scale of its effects, and how museums fit into the global, national and local picture to address climate change. You become Carbon Literate by making an individual pledge, and an organisational pledge to take back to your museum, of what you can do, and is in your power to achieve, to make a significant difference to your carbon impact.

The course is made up of four modules – the first module is pre-recorded and there are three Zoom sessions.

Attendees will be certified as Carbon Literate once they’ve successfully completed the course. Therefore, it is essential you are able to attend all three Zoom sessions.

Maximum two trustees per organisation. Priority will be given to trustees from non-NPO and non-National museums in the East Midlands and West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

Accessibility
This event will be auto captioned through Zoom. If you would benefit from other forms of access support, including live captioning, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require. 

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

Carbon Literacy for Trustees
Tuesday 9 August, 10am-12.30pm
Thursday 11 August, 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

If the booking button isn’t visible this training is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk to join the waiting list.

Collections Trust Conference 2022 – Rethinking Cataloguing

At Collections Trust they believe that cataloguing should be an open ended, inclusive, and flexible activity. But how can we make this a reality?

The conference theme is Rethinking Cataloguing. The excellent line-up of speakers will:

Find out more about the Collections Trust Conference

Collections Trust Conference 2022 – Rethinking Cataloguing
Thursday 6 October, 9.30am-5pm
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield S1 2PP

MA Conference 2022 – day 3

Exploring how museums can create better places to live and work

With hope growing that the worst of the global pandemic is over, this year’s conference explores how museums can create better places to live and work in a post-Covid world. To do this, museums need to tackle a number of crucial issues, including the climate crisis, inequalities and racism, the legacy of empire, and wellbeing.

Conference sessions will cover:

View the conference programme and book tickets

Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November
Edinburgh International Conference Centre  EH3 8EE and online