Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

Susannah Jarvis, Curator, Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

Our museum is completely self-funded and annual expenditure always exceeds income. Partly as a result of this, no staff have ever attended conferences other than local group meetings and training sessions, or military-museum-related sessions.   

Now the museum is in the process of changing its structure, both of the Board and with new staff appointments, we decided the recently promoted Curator needed to hear from leaders in the museum field in order to gain ideas and best practice information to take us into the future.   

The Conference was fantastic – lots of variety of speakers and a wealth of ideas, tasks to do, and items to change to ensure we are moving forward into the future in the best possible manner. It was also a good chance to meet with staff from other museums and hear about their challenges and ideas over the breaks and in the break-out sessions.   

I returned full of enthusiasm and ideas to take forward, and re-energised to talk to the Board about changes we need to make moving forward. 

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