Training sessions organised by Museums Essex will be advertised here when they occur. Previous sessions include Museum Ethics on 21 September 2022.

If you are not a member and would like to join to access member benefits like training and access to the small grants scheme, please contact Gordon Cummings, treasurer:

Free training on topics related to audience engagement & learning is also delivered via the Essex Heritage Engagement & Learning group.

SHARE Museums East

All SHARE training can be booked via their online training calendar.

SHARE training is usually open to museums in the Accreditation scheme (including officially working towards) though they often have some free places or places with a small charge for non-Accredited museums.

Sessions currently available to book via the training calendar:

14 October – Collections Management for trustees 
19 October – The Art of Giving P3: preparing for a cash free world 
19 October – Roots & Branches – Museum Energy Management: Preparing for the Winter
20 October – Volunteer recruitment
20 October – Getting your house in order: inventory 
25 October – Accreditation – Action Plans 
31 October & 6 December – Digital Preservation: Novice to Know-How 
10 November – Community Culture: SHARE Conference 2022 
16 November – How accessible is your marketing? 
17 November – Volunteer strategy
17 November – Getting your house in order: dealing with uncertain ownership 
22 November – Accreditation – Introduction to Mentoring 
30 November – EOI – Leading a Digitally Literate Museum (3 part course)
8 December – Rethinking cataloguing 
15 December – Getting your house in order: documentation manuals and histories 

Disability access training

If you are looking for training in this area, Jo Gillam has worked with lots of Essex museums and delivered training locally and regionally. Jo’s training offer includes online and in person delivery and covers general disability access, autism, neurodiversity, dementia, learning disabilities and sensory needs. Some more details are in this PDF.

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