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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! 

Apply for one of 30 funded places offered by the Art Fund

Following the success of their 2016 programme of training courses for curators, The Art Fund have once again teamed up with the Whitechapel Gallery to offer a new series of professional development courses to curators and museum professionals.

This series is targeted at both early-career and more experienced curators, whether new to the topic or wishing to refresh and expand their existing knowledge. These popular hands-on courses will draw on the expertise of staff from across the Whitechapel Gallery, as well as other industry leaders. Each course will focus on practical training and use current projects as case studies, allowing you to gain invaluable guidance and insight from behind the scenes, and develop key skills that are rarely covered in other training schemes.

The courses are scheduled throughout February – March 2017, and are in the following fields:

·         How to curate an exhibition

·         How to fundraise: corporate development

·         How to curate a youth programme

·         How to effectively market and promote art and culture

·         How to publish art catalogues

·         How to interpret art law and ethics

Places normally cost £195, but curators and museum professionals are invited to apply for one of 30 funded places offered by the Art Fund.

More details and information on how to apply can be found on their website.