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Travel bursaries available for the 2015 Working Internationally Conference in York

ICOM UK, the National Museum Directors' Council and York Museums Trust will host the third Working Internationally Conference to be held on 5 March 2015 at the Hospitium in York.

This is the first time the conference has been located outside London, and is an opportunity for those involved in museums' international work to share information and good practice, discover new developments, and network.

The programme for 2015 has five themes:

  • International audiences: with a focus on inbound tourists
  • International partnerships: working with India and Europe
  • Practicalities of international work: managing the risk to objects, people, finances and reputation
  • Putting funding packages together: case studies
  • Recent developments: Arts Council England and international work

The cost of the one-day conference is £35 per person including morning tea and coffee, lunch and a post-conference tour of the newly refurbished York Art Gallery. Tickets and the outline of the programme are available here

Note that rail travel to York can be much cheaper if booked up to 12 weeks in advance. The Hospitium, part of York Museums Trust, is located just 10 minutes' walk from York Railway Station.

The Working Internationally Regional Project is pleased to announce that five travel bursaries of up to £200 each are available to support the cost of travelling to the 2015 Working Internationally Conference.  One bursary will be awarded to an applicant in each ACE region (London, East, South West, Midlands, North).  Priority will be given to applications from regional non-Major Partner Museums, and smaller museums who have participated in the WIRP Workshops in 2014/15. The application form and guidelines are available here.

For further information, email the WIRP Co-ordinator, Dana Andrew or telephone 03330 143 875.