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Funded Opportunities for Professional Development
Would you like to go to another archive, or to a library, museum or other
cultural heritage organisations for 3-8 weeks to work on a project of your
choice? Exchange ideas, skills, experience, knowledge and build links with
We have funding available for individuals working in Archives to take up
secondments in 2001. The funding is intended to enable individuals working
and volunteering in archives to go to another archive, a library, museum, or
other cultural heritage organisation, to work on a project/s as an
opportunity for their professional development and to benefit the
communities and the public the organisations serve.
The next deadline is 19 January 2001.
"The information I have obtained will undoubtedly enable us to encourage
individuals to make wider use of our national archives whether for personal
or educational purposes."
Celia Green, Customer Services Manager,
South Wales Borderers Museum, was seconded to The Public Record Office, Kew.
What we offer:
* Secondments for 3-8 weeks (although 6 weeks is the norm). You
choose where you want to go and what you want to do.
* Secondments can be taken in a block or can be split up in a variety
of ways to suit the individual.
* Grants from £2000 - £6000 are available to individuals to cover
costs while they are on secondment such as transportation, accommodation,
subsistence, and child care.
* The grant includes funding for the seconding organisation to claim
between £150 and £300 per week. This is intended as a contribution to help
them cover the individual's post while they are away.
* The host organisation can also claim up to £500 for equipment for
use during the secondment which will be kept by them afterwards.
There are 5 application rounds (19 January, 23 March, 24 May, 27 July and 31
August) in 2001, but don't wait to the end of the year we need individuals
to demonstrate their interest now!
For details of eligibility and further information please contact Catherine
Atkinson, Millennium Awards Administrator, Sharing Museum Skills, 16 Queen
Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA, telephone 020 7273 1406, fax: 020 7273 1404 or
email [log in to unmask]
Secondments are paid for by the Sharing Museum Skills scheme through funding
from the Millennium Commission.