Date(s) - 26/11/2015
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Since Autumn 2012 ACE have funded the University of the Arts London, University College London, and the London Museums Group to explore how museums and Higher Education Institutions can establish and develop mutually beneficial collaborations.
Following research and pilot projects carried out between 2012 and 2015 it was identified that many museums were engaging with Higher Education Institutions and wished to further develop their engagement. But there were considerable barriers being encountered between the two sectors that resulted in future or emerging collaborations not reaching their full potential. In addition to this, some organisations wanted practical guidance on how to engage Higher Education partners and how to develop meaningful and truly mutually beneficial collaborations with them.
The project funded 15 pilot projects to explore how the sectors can work together and what actions and planning would help future collaborations. We are now taking our learning and experience on tour across England by delivering workshops that are open to all museums and museum practitioners. The workshops will highlight our findings and offer practical and useful advice on finding, developing, and sustaining museum and Higher Education collaborations.
The East of England workshop is being developed with the regional MDOs and will include sessions particularly aimed at museums in the region. The workshop will cover:
- Types of museum/HE collaboration
- Benefits and challenges of museum/HE collaboration
- Guidance on approaching HE providers/academics
- Mutually beneficial partnerships – agreements, MoUs, and expectations
- Project planning
This session will take place after the SHARE Advice Network (SAN) meeting in the morning. The session is open to both members and non-members of SAN, but please book your place via the link below either way, as there are limited places available. Priority will be given to small/medium museums.
Bookings are closed for this event.