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British Museum Knowledge Share Spring Event Series – final dates released
The final sessions in the British Museum Knowledge Share Spring Event Series are now open for booking!
Designed for people working in museums and cultural heritage, these free online events are taking place once a week via Zoom until Tuesday 18 May.
Each session is 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 are available online via the National Programmes Conference website.
Ticket booking is now live for the final three events in May:
Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Museum Remix: An experiment in museum storytelling
A live Zoom Webinar with Q&A led by the University of Cambridge Museums on Tuesday 4 May 16:00 GMT. Running since 2018, Museum Remix is the University of Cambridge Museums’ experiment in museum storytelling, working with audiences to explore how museums can become more inclusive and relevant spaces, and trying out innovative ways to tell stories about their collections. In 2020, UCM took the programme entirely online, with a phenomenal response. Join the UCM Museum Remix team as they share some of the practical tips they learned and explore a few bigger questions. Why is it important for university museums to make space for creative experimentation? And what happens when you take the plunge into digital delivery? For further info and tickets, please visit: www.npconference.uk/event-8-museum-remix-4-may
Tuesday 11 May 2021 – Museum Space Invaders: How to unlock your power
An interactive workshop led by Museum Space Invaders on Tuesday 11 May 15:00 GMT.
Feeling blocked, unsure and thwarted? Join Museum Space invaders for a session on unlocking your power. In this interactive workshop you’ll hear from women leaders and Museum Space Invaders Sharon Heal and Melissa Strauss about feminist leadership, with a keynote from Dhikshana Turakhia Pering, Head of Engagement & Skills at Somerset House and Museums Association board member. If you want to make change and are curious about feminist leadership in museums this session will help you explore your potential to make a difference. For further info and tickets, please visit: www.npconference.uk/event-9-space-invaders-11-may
Tuesday 18 May 2021 – Archival research and therapeutic practice: Interrogating fact and feeling when working on topics relating to racism, colonialism and empire
An interactive workshop led by The National Archives, The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network and Stillpoint Spaces on Tuesday 18 May 16:00 GMT. Since 2019, researchers at The National Archives have collaborated with psychotherapists to explore histories relating to racism, colonialism and empire: emotionally labour-intensive work that needs to address both the facts that are uncovered and also the feelings they provoke. Join this session to hear about their partnership and the outcomes of their work so far, and experience first-hand how their approach works in practice with some interactive and reflective activities. For further info and tickets, please visit: www.npconference.uk/event-10-national-archives-therapeutic-practice-18-may