Event Details

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A short course which will introduce practical ways to successfully manage museum projects

By signing up to this session you are committing to attend 3 workshops: 28 June (Ely Museum), 5 July (The Food Museum, Stowmarket), and 15 July (Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury). Each session will run from 10:30 – 15:30

This course will introduce practical ways to successfully manage museum projects, exploring the opportunities, considerations and pitfalls.

All sessions will include discussion and shared experiences to illustrate and enhance the learning. The course will be inclusive, varied and participatory enabling participants to share aspirations and concerns in a supportive atmosphere.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have explored project planning techniques
  • Have a greater awareness of critical factors in managing successful projects
  • Have visited a current or recently completed project and discussed the valuable lessons learnt

Who is the course for? 

This is an essential course for anyone planning and/or managing a museum project, or who wishes to gain a further insight into this critical area of museum development.

By signing up to this session you are committing to attend 3 workshops: 28 June (Ely Museum), 5 July (The Food Museum, Stowmarket), and 15 July (Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury).

Light refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch. More details will be sent out once you have registered for the event.

About the trainer

The course will be lead by Bill Seaman. Bill is a former museum leader with 30 years of management experience. He originally trained as a teacher of English and History before embarking on a career in theatre and arts administration. Since moving to the museum sector he has led projects in both national and regional museums including the Natural History Museum, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Norfolk Museums and Colchester & Ipswich Museums. He has managed both temporary exhibitions and associated events and the major redevelopments of both Norwich and Colchester Castles. He is currently a museum consultant and trainer and a member of the Regional Advisory Board of the National Trust.

Please note, tickets are for organisations located in the East of England* and registered within the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme. If your museum is not within these scheme and you wish to attend the training session, please email us first.

*Bedford, Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk.

If you have any further questions, you may find them answered on our FAQs page.  

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programmes conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on our website 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • That you are from an East of England museum which is in Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that SHARE will facilitate your attendance if availability permits and that your organisation will pay any fees which may apply.
  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.
  • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.
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