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We're pleased to announce the publication of the South East Museum Development Programme's Cultural Partnerships Toolkit

We're pleased to announce the publication of the South East Museum Development Programme's Cultural Partnerships Toolkit.

It is arranged in two sections:

  • Tried and tested tools – these are frameworks or templates, with suggestions for use.
  • Event format ideas – these are suggestions of how your museum might bring some of the tools together into an event or workshop to achieve particular aims.

At the end of the document there are plenty of links to other toolkits and resources relevant to developing partnership working.

The toolkit is primarily designed for use by a museum employee, volunteer or trustee, in pursuit of collaborative work relevant to the museum’s strategic priorities. The toolkit can also be used by Museum Development teams, consultants or anyone else who is working in a facilitating role to enable partnership working in the museums sector or between museums and other organisations.

The document collates approaches that have been tried and tested through the work of the Cultural Partnerships Officer role within the South East Museum Development Programme between 2012 and 2018. Supported by Arts Council England through Museum Development funding in its 2012-15 and 2015-18 programmes, this role has championed cross-cultural collaborative working and supported the significant change this requires.

Download the Cultural Partnerships Toolkit