We use our collections to tell stories every day but how confident are we in speaking publicly about our wonderful objects to different audiences online?
This workshop, held over two consecutive mornings, will be led by collaborative theatre maker, project coordinator and writer Tom England. Museum staff and volunteers will be supported to build their confidence in talking about objects and collections online, giving them the skills to speak effectively and imaginatively about their museum’s part of the region’s collections story.
Part one will concentrate on the different tools and techniques that can be used and will include case studies from other museums. Part two will look at practical delivery. It will include the opportunity for participants to put into practice what they have learned.
This workshop will be useful to anyone who wants to build confidence in talking to visitors and audiences about objects and collections, whatever their role within the museum. The skills and tools that will be shared by Tom will be of use for both online delivery and in-person sessions in our museums when we are once again able to welcome visitors through our doors.
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.
The Zoom webinar will be auto captioned through Zoom.
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 one hour before the event please contact us. You don’t need a Zoom account, simply follow the link provided and enter the password.
This event is in two parts – 9 and 10 March. Booking is through the event information on 9 March here.
9 and 10 March – Every Object Tells a Story: Developing Confidence in Talking about Our Collections Online