Working Internationally Regional Project launched in June 3/7/2014

The Working Internationally Regional Project is funded by Arts Council England’s Renaissance Strategic Support Fund.  The project aims to facilitate regional and local museums and to develop the confidence and skills to work internationally.  The project is managed by a consortium of museum organisations led by ICOM-UK in association with the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC), the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), the British Council and Heritage Without Borders (HWB).

The purpose of the project is to:

  • Develop a clearer picture of English museums and galleries’ involvement in international work and what challenges they face;
  • Consider how these challenges can be addressed through sharing good practice, providing information and developing partnerships;
  • Organise five workshops (one in each ACE area) to practically address the needs of museums who are ready to work internationally;
  • Scope a mentoring scheme for smaller museums with ambitions to work internationally;
  • Create a resources section on the ICOM-UK website based on the outcomes of the research and workshops.


The project will run from April 2014 to April 2015, with regional workshops taking place between September 2014 and January 2015.

The project has now entered the research phase and examples of international work of all types and scales from across the museum and heritage sector are sought.  If your museum or gallery is working internationally, or has plans or ambitions to do so, contact Dana Andrew, Project Co-ordinator,