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 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.
The morning session will concentrate on the different tools and techniques that can be used and will include case studies from other museums. During the afternoon we 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.
Delegates must be able to attend both sessions. 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.
These sessions will be auto captioned.
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.
Every Object Tells a Story: Developing Confidence in Talking about Our Collections Online
Tuesday 14 September, 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm
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