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

Hear about the THREADS project which engaged with new and underserved communities.

Your networking opportunity

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

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.

Grab your morning cuppa, exchange ideas and catch up with some friendly faces.

We will be joined by Tara Johnston-Comerford and Emma Gibbons from Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) talking about the THREADS project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

THREADS’ primary objective was to engage new and underserved communities in the RSC’s costume-making heritage. They targeted new audiences; children, young people and families; people with mental and physical disabilities; people from the global majority, and people from working class and non-working backgrounds. Tara and Emma will share their successes and learnings, reflecting on how what they have learnt through delivering such a programme during a pandemic can inform the work they continue to do.

Zoom details:

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

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

Introduction to Spectrum 5.0 

A workshop in partnership with the Collections Trust.

Suitable for those new to the Spectrum collections management standard or in need of a refresher, this online session will offer an introduction to Spectrum 5.0.

We will discuss how a Spectrum 5.0 procedure works, how Spectrum might be applied within your own organisation and briefly introduce the primary procedures for Accreditation. We will also look at the difference and relationship between plans, policies and procedures.

There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout. You will also be invited to submit questions in advance.

By the end of the session, delegates will:

Before the session:

Priority will be given to delegates to delegates participating in WMMD’s Banish the Backlog cohorts, but it is also open to museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. Maximum two delegates per organisation.

The webinar will be live captioned through StageText and MyClearText.

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.

If the booking button isn’t visible this event is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk.

Introduction to Spectrum 5.0
Thursday 17 February, 10am-12noon
Online

Collections Essentials: Making your Collections Care Green 

Helena Jaeschke, Conservation Development Officer at South West Museum Development will lead this 2 hour session exploring the ways in which museums can improve the care of their collections and reduce their impact on the environment. The session will include:

Who should attend?
This session is suitable for anyone working in a museum (paid or volunteer) who wants to know how to look after and protect the collection whilst reducing the museum’s effect on the planet. No previous experience or training is necessary.

This training session was created as part of the museum development programme delivered by our partners South West Museum Development.
“It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being better”

Maximum of 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 webinar will be live captioned through StageText and MyClearText.

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

Collections Essentials: Making your Collections Care Green
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 10.30am-12.30pm
Online

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

Back to Basics: Assessing Collection Risks for Emergency Plans

Are you confident that you know the most vulnerable areas of your collection and that your emergency plan is up to date?

Conservator Jane Thompson-Webb will lead this online training day, split into two sessions, which will cover;

Participants will be guided on action planning to support their organisation’s emergency plan.

Museums attending this training will be eligible to join the WMMD Benchmarks in Collections Care Programme (commencing March 2022).

Who should attend? 
This event is suitable for anyone who works with collections or has responsibility for museum buildings.

No more than one delegate 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. 

Delegates must attend both sessions on 20 January to be eligible to take part in the WMMD Benchmarks in Collections Care Programme.

The webinar will be live captioned by MyClearText, through StageText

All participants will receive a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. This will be emailed to the address given in your booking.  If you have not received an email by the day before the event please contact us.  

If the booking button isn’t visible the event is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk.

Back to Basics: Assessing Collection Risks for Emergency Plans
Thursday 20 January 2022, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Online

Coffee and Chatter

Your networking opportunity

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

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.

During this Coffee and Chatter we will be joined by Frances Turner FHEA. PGCPL. Senior Lecturer, Bath School of Design and David Nash, Curator of Social History and Principal Curator for The Tickenhill Trust, Museums Worcestershire for two short presentations on collaborative projects which explore the history, collections and significance of the glove industry.

Frances will present the Glove Network, an AHRC funded project which has brought together the University of Bath, museums, manufacturers, designers and leather/ tannery specialists with expert knowledge of the manufacturing of gloves, materials, embellishment and conservation since February 2020. The project aims to raise awareness of the collections and manufacturing in an under-researched area. www.theglovenetwork.co.uk

David will present the ‘Glove Affair’ 2019-2022, a Museums Worcestershire project funded by the Esme Fairbairn Foundation. This community-based project reconnects people to their past, promotes better understanding of Worcester’s international significance in the gloving industry and leaves a legacy of glove making in the county in which it once thrived.

Grab your morning cuppa, exchange ideas and catch up with some friendly faces.

Zoom details:

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

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

Economics of Touring Exhibitions (part 2)

This online workshop from Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) is spread over two sessions on Monday 15 and Monday 22 November. It explores the economic and partnership models that venues can employ to tour nationally, drawing from case studies and examples of good practice. It considers the range of ways to structure a touring programme, how to approach building a consortia of venues to work with, budgeting, fundraising and sustainable touring.

Find out more and book

Economics of Touring Exhibitions

Monday 15 and Monday 22 November, 9am-12noon
Online

Economics of Touring Exhibitions (part1)

This online workshop from Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) is spread over two sessions on Monday 15 and Monday 22 November. It explores the economic and partnership models that venues can employ to tour nationally, drawing from case studies and examples of good practice. It considers the range of ways to structure a touring programme, how to approach building a consortia of venues to work with, budgeting, fundraising and sustainable touring.

Find out more and book

Economics of Touring Exhibitions

Monday 15 and Monday 22 November, 9am-12noon
Online

Dealing with Complexity: Collections Trust Conference 2021

The 2021 conference explores how museums can work more effectively with complex layers of data about their collections. This information increasingly lives outside the structured collections databases we’re used to – and, indeed, outside the museum sector at all. If you’re wrestling with the multi-layered, multi-perspective knowledge that comes with ‘cataloguing outside the box’, this conference is for you.

Find out more and book

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Spectrum Partner Axiell, Collections Trust is delighted to offer free conference tickets to students and other unwaged individuals. Sixty-five free tickets are available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. If you are a student, or are otherwise currently unwaged, please just complete the registration form.

Dealing with Complexity: Collections Trust Conference 2021
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October, 2pm-5pm
Online

Dealing with Complexity: Collections Trust Conference 2021

The 2021 conference explores how museums can work more effectively with complex layers of data about their collections. This information increasingly lives outside the structured collections databases we’re used to – and, indeed, outside the museum sector at all. If you’re wrestling with the multi-layered, multi-perspective knowledge that comes with ‘cataloguing outside the box’, this conference is for you.

Find out more and book

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Spectrum Partner Axiell, Collections Trust is delighted to offer free conference tickets to students and other unwaged individuals. Sixty-five free tickets are available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. If you are a student, or are otherwise currently unwaged, please just complete the registration form.

Dealing with Complexity: Collections Trust Conference 2021
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October, 2pm-5pm
Online