Museum Project Funding and Management Workshop

Digital Humanities Hub - ERI building (G3 on campus map), University of Birmingham
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Friday 1st December 2017 (09:30-15:00)
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This workshop will consider the museum project funding process and the management skills needed to deliver a successful project. Through presentations by speakers from funding bodies, consultancies and museums, this workshop aims to identify the practical steps within the museum project funding management process.

It is organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham in association with the West Midlands Museum Development. 

Building on the success of the recent Entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage workshop, the day will provide a space for museum professionals, volunteers and early career researchers and emerging professionals to discuss the day’s theme, network and identify opportunities for future collaboration including placements.

Speakers include Vanessa Harbar (Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands), Kate Dickson- Creative Heritage Consultants Limited, Jon Clatworthy (Director of the Lapworth Museum of Geology) and Prof Kiran Trehan- Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, University of Birmingham.

The workshop, 10am – 3pm, is being held at Digital Humanities Hub, European Research Institute, University of Birmingham B15 2TT. Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments.

This event is organised in association with the West Midlands Museum Development programme. The WMMD programme aims to develop the museum sector, building capacity, resilience and skills to create a sector that inspires and builds diverse audiences. The work covers the counties of Birmingham and the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. WMMD responds to the needs of Accredited museums and those officially working towards Accreditation.

WMMD was established in April 2015 with funding from Arts Council England and is managed by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

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Price: £30

Registrations are open until 23 November. 


09:30-10:00     Teas and coffees on arrival

10:00-10:15- Introduction | Speakers: Professor Mike Robinson, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage Rachel Lambert-Jones, West Midlands Museum Development

10:15-10:45     Heritage Funding in the West Midlands: An Overview | Speaker: Vanessa Harbar, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands

10:45-11:15     Starting a project |Speaker: Tim Bryan (British Motor Museum)- Starting a project

11:15-11:45     Working with Consultants |Speaker: Kate Dickson, Creative Heritage Consultants Limited

11:45-12:00     Discussion | How can museums be supported to apply for project funding? To be led by IIICH MA students.

12:00-12:40     Lunch

12:40-13:10     Keeping a Project on Track | Speaker: TBA

13:10-13:40     Managing Expectations | Jon Clatworthy, Director of the Lapworth Museum of Geology

13:40-13:55     Discussion

13:55-14:10     Break

14:10-14:40     Placement speed dating/networking | An opportunity to meet IIICH Masters Students studying Heritage Management, and learn more about our student placement programme.

14:40-15:00     Closing remarks | Speaker: Prof Kiran Trehan- Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, University of Birmingham