British Museum Knowledge Share Events

British Museum knowledge share events

The British Museum National Programmes team are pleased to announce a series of free online events in Spring 2021. Designed for people working in the museum and cultural heritage sector, these events will build on some of the conversations that were held at the National Programmes Conference 2019, which explored equality and diversity in UK museum practice. Each session will be different but the linking thread is the theme of change, as we look ahead to the changes we might want to see in the sector, and reflect on a year of profound and tumultuous change for everyone. Full details of each event will be released in the coming weeks via the National Programmes Conference website.

The first event is now open for booking: a live webinar on Psychological First Aid – supporting people in mental or emotional distress on Tuesday 16 March 2021. Psychological First Aid (PFA) has particular relevance for museum and cultural heritage colleagues, especially those working directly with members of the public or vulnerable groups. Led by Chartered Psychologist Dr Richard Castle, this event will introduce PFA and the framework and basic tools we can all use to support ourselves and each other. For further info and event registration, please visit: 

These events are being organised as part of the British Museum’s Knowledge Share programme, which creates opportunities for skills-sharing, training and professional development for colleagues in the UK museum and cultural heritage sector, thanks to the support of the Vivmar Foundation.

Photo credit: Josh Caius, workshops at the National Programmes Conference 2019.