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:

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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:

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

MA Conference 2022 – day 2

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

MA Conference 2022

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

Regenerating Communities through Social History day 2

Social History Curators’ Group Conference 2022

The past two years have been challenging ones not just for museums but for the whole world. However, amongst these challenges cultural and heritage organisations continue to make a positive impact on their local community and are often central to regeneration projects. Areas and communities in need of regeneration are often ones where a void has opened up after the decline of a key industry, such as fishing, milling, mining, textile or other manufacture – industries that are central to many social history museums and their collections.

Find out more and book the Regenerating Communities through Social History.

Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July
Leeds City Museum and Thackray Medical Museum

Regenerating Communities through Social History

Social History Curators’ Group Conference 2022

The past two years have been challenging ones not just for museums but for the whole world. However, amongst these challenges cultural and heritage organisations continue to make a positive impact on their local community and are often central to regeneration projects. Areas and communities in need of regeneration are often ones where a void has opened up after the decline of a key industry, such as fishing, milling, mining, textile or other manufacture – industries that are central to many social history museums and their collections.

Find out more and book the Regenerating Communities through Social History.

Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July
Leeds City Museum and Thackray Medical Museum

Getting to Know You: Understanding Museum Audiences

Visitor data and insight is a vital tool for museums that want to remain relevant and solvent – but ensuring it is collected and applied in a meaningful way is crucial.

This one-day conference from Museums Association will look at the latest approaches to visitor insight and share the methods that museums across the sector are using to connect with new and existing audiences. It will examine the role such data has in helping museums contribute to bigger agendas, from the climate crisis to decolonisation and anti-racism work. And it will share insights from funders about how impactful visitor research can make or break applications.

Find out more and book for Getting to Know You: Understanding Museum Audiences.

Getting to Know You: Understanding Museum Audiences
Thursday 28 April, 11am-4pm
Online

Dynamic Collections and Kick the Dust

The British Museum National Programmes team is excited to be hosting a free online event in collaboration with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, discussing young people, collections and the process of making change.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s new Dynamic Collections campaign supports collecting organisations to become more inclusive and resilient. At the same time, the Fund’s Kick the Dust youth projects have now clocked up four years of experience, with lots of learning about involving young people in engagement, re-interpretation, and collections management.

This event will hear from three ambitious projects.

Find out more and book Dynamic Collections and Kick the Dust 

Friday 25 March, 11am-12.30pm
Online

Digging Deeper: Representing Gypsy, Roma and Travelling Communities in Rural Museums

Rural Voices – The Rural Museums Network Seminar Series

Join the Rural Museums Network (RMN) for these monthly seminars to hear expert speakers and museum professionals share how rural collections and rural sites can better include a wider range of voices in the stories they tell.

These sessions are on the Zoom platform and are FREE for members (institutional and individual) and £5 for non-members.

If you aren’t sure if your museum is a member, please do contact RMN to check before you book

Find out more and book Digging Deeper: Representing Gypsy, Roma and Travelling Communities in Rural Museums, Friday 13 May, 3pm-4.15pm

Other events in the series

Digging Deeper: Telling the Stories of Rural LGBTQ+ Lives, Friday 11 March 3pm-4.15pm

Virtual Volunteering, Friday 8 April, 3pm-4.15pm