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.

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

It’s important you are able to commit to attend all three Zoom modules.

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-11.45am and 1pm-2.45pm

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

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 with Kids in Museums

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.

This month Kids in Museums will join us to talk about their latest Manifesto and how to get involved in Takeover Days.

The Kids in Museums Manifesto is a set of simple guidelines for museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations created with children, young people and families. It sets out what they feel makes a heritage site a great place to visit. The first Manifesto was created in 2003 and has continued to develop with feedback from children, young people and families on their experiences of heritage and cultural days out. The current version was launched in March 2022.

Takeover Day is when museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites invite young people in to take over jobs normally done by adults and on Digital Takeover Day young people are empowered to make their voices heard by taking control of museums’ social media accounts for the day.

Zoom details:

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

Meeting ID: 992 5486 5285
Password: 579046

Coffee and Chatter will be auto-captioned.

From Couch to Accreditation: get ready for your museum’s return

This practical workshop will provide an overview of the 2018 Museum Accreditation Standard. You’ll gain an overview of the 2018 standard, the online application system, and accompanying guidance documents. The workshop is also peppered with practical exercises that will help you plan your return.

The workshop will be delivered in two parts (morning and afternoon session) with sufficient breaks to allow you to step away from your computer screens.

About Jennie

This workshop is delivered on behalf of WMMD by Jennie Pitceathly. Jennie is a freelance consultant in the museum and heritage sector. She has extensive knowledge of the museum Accreditation standard having worked as an Accreditation Adviser with ACE (2011-15) and MDNW (2018-22).

Maximum two delegates per organisation. This is for all 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 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 you can’t see the booking button this event is fully book. To join the waiting list please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk.

From Couch to Accreditation: get ready for your museum’s return
Friday 8 July, 10am-12noon and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Online

Applying for ACE Project Grants

Due to popular demand we’re repeating this workshop.

“Sarah was great and helped to demystify the application process. Her section on the use of the right language to sound more confident was so useful.”

Join West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Sarah Waldron for this workshop on writing convincing funding applications, with a focus on National Lottery Project Grants.

Sarah will show how to present yourself and your organisation as a viable investment and how to clearly present your project. You will learn what the funder wants from your application, look at the confident writing style required and understand how to put together the supporting documentation to make your application succeed.

What are National Lottery Project Grants?

National Lottery Project Grants (Project Grants) are Arts Council England’s (ACE’s) open access programme for arts, libraries and museums project funding. Grants range from £1,000 to £100,000+; they are divided into applications for under £30,000 and applications for over £30,000.

Accredited and non-Accredited museums can apply for a Project Grant at any time, however ACE have recently introduced ‘Unlocking Collections’ as a Time Limited Priority. This means that until November 2022, ACE is prioritising and encouraging museums to apply for activity to develop their collections-based work and increase public engagement with, and use of, their collections.

Please note: the workshop will focus on writing Project Grant applications, not the Project Grant guidance or eligibility.

Bookings for this event will close 5pm, Friday 15 July.

Before the workshop

Please familiarise yourself with the guidance and eligibility criteria by reading these documents from the ACE website:

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 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.

About Sarah

Sarah is a freelance consultant and bid writer, specialising in arts, heritage and community projects. She has helped many clients gain funding for the first time. Having previously worked for ACE and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), Sarah has extensive experience of working with a variety of organisations, giving advice and guidance on funded projects, grant management and strategic objectives.

Applying for ACE Project Grants
Tuesday 19 July, 2pm-4pm
Online

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

Introduction to Grant-making Trusts and Foundations

Join West Midlands Museum Development and Adam Siviter, Fundraising Manager for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, for this introductory workshop on fundraising from grant-making Trusts and Foundations.

The workshop is primarily aimed at smaller museums who might not have a Trust fundraising strategy.

Trust fundraising refers to applying for grants/ donations from grant-making Trusts and Foundations whose main remit is to make grants to registered charities/ other charitable organisations or community projects to support their work. In the UK alone, there are over 8,000 grant-making Trusts and Foundations who give in excess of £3billion annually to charities.

Adam will give an overview on defining the charitable need of your museum and the developing a ‘case for support’, as well as good working practices on research and making the ask through a robust Trust fundraising strategy.

About Adam
Adam Siviter has worked in the charity sector for over 12 years as a fundraiser working for health and disability charities before joining the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust as Fundraising Manager in 2019. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

The session will be live captioned by MyClearText.

Places are limited, no more than 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. 

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.

If you can’t see the booking button this event is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk to request to join the waiting list.

Introduction to Grant-making Trusts and Foundations
Thursday 30 June, 2pm-4pm
Online

Carbon Literacy Training (June sessions 2 and 3)

Our first round of Carbon Literacy training is now open for bookings.

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.

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

It’s important you are able to commit to attend all three Zoom modules.

Bookings close: 5pm, 12 June

Unable to attend these dates? Further dates will be available to book later.

Places are limited, no more than two delegates per organisation.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link prior to each 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.

To book your place click here.

If you can’t see the booking button this course is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk.

Carbon Literacy Training (June)

Our first round of Carbon Literacy training is now open for bookings.

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.

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

It’s important you are able to commit to attend all three Zoom modules.

Bookings close: 5pm, 12 June

Unable to attend these dates? Further dates will be available to book later.

The sessions will be auto captioned.

Places are limited, no more than two delegates per organisation.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link prior to each 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.

If you can’t see the booking button this course is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk.

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.

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.

Introduction to Spectrum 5.0

Due to popular demand we’re repeating this workshop in partnership with the Collections Trust.

“Very interesting workshop with detailed and informative presentation slides.”

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 26 May, 10am-12noon
Online