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07 Mar

Resilience, Participation and Engagement: Learning & sharing good practice

Keynote speech from Wendy Parry, Arts Council England
10AM - 4.30PM
for people who work in the museum & heritage sector

This is a free one-day event, for people working in the museum and heritage sector, focussed on the 3-year journey undertaken by the British Motor Museum on their Arts Council England funded Museum Resilience project:  'The Open Road:  sustaining Britain’s motor heritage'.

Arts Council support has enabled the Museum to develop new programmes and activities that have helped to both broaden its audiences and make a positive contribution to its long term sustainability.

With a keynote speech from Wendy Parry, (Relationship Manager, Arts Council England) the event will include a mixture of formal and informal sessions and will provide an opportunity for the team to share some of the lessons learned and will include time for networking and the chance to look around the Museum.

Various initiatives will be covered:

  • Learn how the introduction of costumed explainers in the Museum along with new family and lifelong learning events have enhanced the visitor experience
  • Find out about innovative ways to engage with both youth groups and older people through community engagement
  • Discover how new learning programmes supported by a School Transport Fund has broken down barriers and seen visits increase significantly
  • Hear how the stories of the People's 50 came to life through the creation of a unique exhibition ‘Motoring Treasures’ which combines archive and museum collections
  • Take part in a Q & A session with the three Trainees from Archive, Collections and Learning and see where the ‘Open Road’ project has taken them
  • Hear how training and development has benefitted everyone through building connections between the volunteers, visitors and wider community
  • Find out how departments behind the scenes have supported and improved the visitor experience.

This is a free event aimed at all those working in the museum and heritage sector both within the West Midlands region and more widely. Participation is limited to 80 people so please do not book without being certain of your availability. Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Need help getting to the Museum?

Using the Arts Council funding the Museum is able to offer a limited number of travel bursaries, of up to £100, for attendees from volunteer-run museums, museum studies students, those undertaking the AMA qualification and museum staff earning less than £22,000.

Please contact Julie Tant, Resilience Project Co-ordinator, for a travel bursary application form at julie.tant@britishmotormuseum.co.uk  or telephone 01926 927840.

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