Event Details

Please note arrival time from after 10am, for a 10.30 start, meeting at ‘the Classroom’. 

There will be two presentations on differing roles within museums and how front of house helps to facilitate this, followed by tours of the Botanic Gardens and an open [surgery] style discussion on strengths and weaknesses that museums across the network might have. With the opportunity to ask colleagues in different roles all of the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

 There will be an opportunity for a 60 minute long walking tour of the gardens before lunch. Please notfiy Kate Phizacklea (kp392@cam.ac.uk) or Asphodel Denning (ard71@cam.ac.uk)  no later than the 14th June if you’re interested in attending the tour as places are limited. 

Speakers include, Kate Phizacklea, Asphodel Denning, Dr Jody Joy and Dr Liz Hide 

Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch. 

This session is suitable for all museum staff and volutneers, in particular those involved in Front of House responsibilities. 


 10.15 Tea, coffee, welcome

10.30-11.15 Dr Liz Hide and questions

Comfort break

11.30 – 12.00 Dr Jody Joy and questions

12-12.30 Summary/news/explanation of what happens next

12.30-1.30 Tours of the Gardens

1.30 Lunch

2.15-3.30 open discussion/surgery 

Terms & Conditions:

 Full details of our programmes conditions can be found 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 or heritage organisation which is in the Arts Council England’s Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that so that we can aim to facilitate your attendance if we can. (This may involve a fee).

  • 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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