Collective Communities: London Museum Group training event

Title: Collective Communities
Location: The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London. WC1B 3DG
Description: From London Museums Group:

London Museums Group is pleased to invite you to this skills sharing event focussing on connecting museums’ collections and exhibitions to your local community. The event is funded by Renaissance London through London Museums Hub and the Museum Development fund managed by MLA London and therefore attendance is free. Invites to this event have recently been extended to include archives.

This event also incorporates the Annual General meeting for LMG.

The collections part of event will begin with a presentation from Liz Braby, Audience Development Officer at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Her presentation will look at both the opportunities and practical challenges that museums face in engaging with diverse local communities to collect objects and oral testimonies that reflect their lives. The presentation will explore wider policies, social and cultural agendas, as well as practical museum working. It will make particular reference to ‘Ask the Audience’, a three year audience development project at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The event will include case studies from the London Museums Hub’s Reassessing What We Collect project and The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Collecting Cultures programme.

There will also be an opportunity for delegates to attend a workshop (please state your preference when booking).

· Workshop A: Touring Exhibitions (Sarah McCormick Healy, Exhibition Project Manager)

· Workshop B: Many Happy Returns: How to plan loans to non-museum venues (Jane Bowen, Freelance consultant)

A full programme for the day is available from MLA London’s website.

Places are limited so we would advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

To book a place at this free event please download the booking form and complete it remembering to state which workshop you want to attend and return by Wednesday 15th October 2008 to: Bookings, MLA London, Fourth Floor, 53-56 Great Sutton Street, London. EC1V 0DG.

Tel: 020 7549 1712 Fax: 020 7490 5225 e-mail:

This event is free.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2008-11-03
End Time: 15:30

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