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Museum-University Partnership Symposium

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By Museum-University Partnership Initiative / Posted on Thursday 12th October 2017

Have you ever worked with a university to deliver a great project?

From student interns to public engagement; collections research to new exhibitions; R&D in museum contexts; one off events to long term partnerships – the Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) want to hear from you.

MUPI is an ACE-funded project that seeks to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between small museums and university academics. MUPI believe that there is lots of potential in museums and universities working together, and are keen to help support new partnerships and initiatives. Over the last 8 months they have been running MUPI Match events, offering opportunities for museums and universities to develop partnerships, and over 70 projects have been initiated across the UK.

In addition to the MUPI Match events they are developing resources to support others wanting to develop museum-university partnerships. The symposium on Thursday 2 November at Friends House, London is an opportunity for museum staff and volunteers and academics to come together to:

  • Celebrate and share great examples of partnership working
  • Inform the development of resources to help support effective partnership working including navigating funding; matchmaking potential partners; and tools for partnership development
  • Explore what else needs to happen to encourage mutually beneficial museum-university partnerships now and in the future

Whether you have years of experience, or are just getting started, why not come and join them at this symposium?

Register for this event.

A small number of travel bursaries are available for museum representatives. Please email lisa.adlington@uwe.ac.uk for further details.

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