Supporting the development of Specialist Collections Knowledge in the West Midlands
Do you have an area of your collection which could benefit from some specialist curatorial advice?
The Expert Eye programme is designed to help museum staff to increase their knowledge and understanding of underused elements of their collections. The programme is designed to support knowledge sharing across the organisation, improve documentation records and interpretation and to enrich engagement with visitors. Since 2015 West Midlands Museum Development has supported eight museums in the region and collections have included ceramics, ethnography, archaeology, archives and agriculture.
If you have an area in your collection which you feel would benefit from some expert identification and advice please complete the application form below. Successful museums will be partnered with a subject specialist. The specialist will work with a member of your team at your site for an agreed period to review the collection. The museum is then asked to host a sharing event so that the information about the collection can be disseminated to staff and volunteers.
This programme supports Section 2 (Collections) of the Museum Accreditation Standard, with particular reference to 2.5 and 2.6.
The deadline for applications is Friday 13 July and all projects (including Sharing Events) must be completed no later than 28 February 2019.