New round of Working Internationally workshops open soon 6/5/2015

Generous support from Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund will enable Stage 2 of the Working Internationally Regional Project to build on the success of the pilot year.  ICOM UK will continue to lead the project in partnership with NMDC, the British Council and Heritage Without Borders.  The focus will be on building long-term capacity so that regional and local museums have the necessary skills, information, and knowledge to feel confident about embarking on international work.  In round two the project will:

  •     work more closely with the regional Museum Development Officers and ACE Relationship Managers, Museums.
  • focus on knowledge and skills that enable museums and galleries to work effectively with international partners, and develop a series of thematic workshops to support this.
  •   provide a limited number of international travel grants for museums and galleries seeking to establish or further develop a project with an international partner.

There will be further national research to map current and future international work, and develop a deeper understanding of the barriers and challenges museums and galleries face when working internationally.  This will directly inform the Working Internationally Regional Project programme.

To contribute to the research please contact Dana Andrew, Project Co-ordinator, dana@cuello-andrew.co.uk.  More details about the project will be announced later in May.  To receive updates, sign up at http://uk.icom.museum/working-internationally/regional-project/. ICOM