Event Details

  • Date:

How to produce new and Covid secure loan boxes for schools and other audiences

Trainer: GEM (Group for Education in Museums) and Emily Nelson Leeds Museums and Galleries

Suitable for: Museum Learning staff and volunteers

The course will include examples of best practice and case studies in how to

develop and manage Covid-19 secure loan boxes for schools.

This training is being delivered by GEM and GEM and Leeds Museums and


Leeds Museums and Galleries manage a successful, income generating primary

schools’ membership scheme that includes loans boxes containing only

accessioned museum objects (no replicas, no models), workshops and CPD. In

this session, we will explore how Leeds Museums and Galleries developed

their relationships with schools, their loans box service and back-up resources

on mylearning.org, what teachers want and how they have made the loans

boxes Covid-19 secure. Loans boxes are suggested by DCMS and NMDC as a

potential avenue for organisations to explore for schools’ engagement in the

Good Practice Guidance for Reopening Museums.

Attendees will have have the opportunity to apply to a small grant scheme for developing loan boxes after this event.

Duration: 2 hours

More details will be sent out once you have registered for the event.

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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