Date(s) - 07/09/2015
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Red House
Trainer: Kevin Gosling, Director of Communications, Britten-Pears Foundation.
This training course from the Britten-Pears Foundation is aimed at all museum staff and volunteers with no formal display qualifications or training who are likely to need to put up exhibitions or displays at low cost. The session is not part of the main SHARE training programme, and has been organised by Lyn Gash, Museum Development Manager for Suffolk, who has kindly opened it up for bookings from across the SHARE region.
The course is taking advantage of a temporary exhibition at The Red House that was developed at very low cost by staff at the House: it will be used as a simple reference point on occasion during the course.
The course will cover:
- Shaping text and testing it for non-specialist visitors
- Setting print-ready labels and panels using free or cheap software
- Physically producing text panels and labels in low-cost ways
There will be opportunities during the day to do practical work, including working with relevant software and applying dry-rub transfer captions.
We encourage two people from any one organisation to attend this session so they will find it easier to implement the training and information on their return to their own museum.
Attendees should arrive prepared with:
- Some text suitable for an information panel – maximum 150 words
- Some text suitable for a label for a single item or small group of objects – maximum 100 words
The trainer will provide 4 laptops already loaded with relevant software for people to work with in groups of 4. At least one attendee from each museum should have basic IT skills but they do not need any specialist knowledge or experience.
By the end of the course participants will have learnt some basic principles on text writing for displays for non-specialist visitors and developed their knowledge and skills in designing and creating such text for displays.
Kevin Gosling, Director of Communications at the Britten-Pears Foundation is experienced in putting exhibitions together with budgets large and small.
This event is fully booked.