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Sustainability Project Sharing Day
28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.
In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.
Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed!
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.