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Museums Current Awareness Service 41 - TRAINING AND CONFERENCES S UPPLEMENT


"Whittaker, Carol (CyMAL - Aberystwyth)" <[log in to unmask]>


Whittaker, Carol (CyMAL - Aberystwyth)


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CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales

Museums Current Awareness Service 41 - TRAINING AND CONFERENCES SUPPLEMENT

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Museum Security for Accreditation
1) Tredegar House, Newport; Tuesday 19 September 2006
2) Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire; Friday 17 November 2006

Arrangements for the security of collections are an integral part of
collections care. These training sessions will provide practical advice and
guidance on security arrangements for collections. They will also consider
the role of Crime Prevention Officers and how museums can work with them in
order to obtain the expert advice required as part of the Museum
Accreditation Scheme. The workshops will contain a strong practical element
and attendees will be invited to discuss security issues in a museum /
historic house environment.

For more information please visit:
to book a place please complete an online booking form at

Licensing Essentials
1) National Waterfront Museum, Swansea; Friday 22 September 2006
2) Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea; Friday 3 November 2006
Trainer: Naomi Korn, Museum Documentation Association (MDA)

Museums, libraries and archives are faced with the need to clear third party
rights on a regular basis as well as create opportunities to license out
their own content for potential income generation. This one-day workshop
provides an introduction to the basic principles of licensing within the
context of working with collections. The course offers practical training,
giving participants the tools they need to choose, create and negotiate
licences for the use of third party rights as well as to allow the full
exploitation of their own assets. Participants should have previously
attended a Copyright Essentials workshop or have a sound working knowledge
of copyright.

For more information visit
to book a place please complete an online booking form at


Cross sector management development for leading system-wide change
Connect 4 Cymru II (C4C II) is the second cohort of an ambitious and
innovative PSMW programme. It offers a unique opportunity for key middle
managers to act for systemic change across Public Services in Wales.
Dates:Groups will form in September
Closing date for applications 31 August 06
Contact: Jennifer Pride [log in to unmask] 029 2092 2915
To register interest: Sarah Thomas C4C Administrator [log in to unmask]
01594 530223
Website: www.wales.gov.uk/psmw


Risky Business
To be held at the Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Theatre in the Clore
Education Centre at the British Museum
Monday 4th September 1.30pm onwards

September's event will cover all aspects of risk management in the
day-to-day work of Registrars. As well as providing an opportunity to bring
you up to date on commercial insurance and GIS issues, we plan to cover
topics such as:
Contract arrangements: 	'Does my contract cover all risks?'
Security			'Is our venue up-to-standard?'
Lending	'How do I make sure I'm happy to lend to an unknown venue?'
Reserve your place now by emailing Lisa Patterson & Anne Steinberg UKRG
Event Secretaries at [log in to unmask]

Also please contact us with any ideas for topics you would like to see
covered. More details and an itinerary will follow in the next couple of

Two events organised by the Institute of Art and Law, who are one of the
corporate members of the UKRG. 
If you would like further information please email Ruth Redmond-Cooper
(Director, Institute of Art and Law) at: [log in to unmask]

October 4th-6th, Budapest: ANTI-SEIZURE AND LEGAL IMMUNITY: the Safeguarding
of Works of Art on Loan within the European Union and Beyond 
This seminar will look at what is perhaps the most important aspect of the
crucial modern issue of art mobility within Europe and the wider museum
community - the growth of national statutes that guarantee immunity from
legal action to works of art on loan. In particular it will look in depth at
the countries that already have anti-seizure laws and the standards that new
anti-seizure laws must satisfy to be effective and ethically acceptable. The
conference begins with an opening reception on the night of 4th October. 
The normal conference rate is 338, with a special rate of 275 for UKRG

October 18th, London: Dispute Resolution Methods for Holocaust Looted Art
in association with Finers Stephens Innocent, Solicitors, London
A decade has now elapsed since the principal art-acquiring countries of the
world first had to grapple with the dilemmas caused by art looting over the
period 1933 - 1945. This conference focuses on a particular aspect of
Holocaust-related claims and controversies, namely the limits of litigation
and the comparative development of other methods of dispute resolution:
government advisory panels, independent private committees of inquiry,
private mediation and other non-forensic modes of resolution. 
The cost of this seminar is 176.25 inc. VAT, 117.50 for UKRG members.

4. MLA 

Are we here just for show? Community engagement for museums
Date: 25 September 2006
Location: Merseyside Maritime Museum
Duration: 10.00 - 16.00
Cost: Free
There is now a powerful mix of ethical, economic, political, and social
imperatives which require museums to work more closely with their
neighbouring communities. To what extent can and should communities be
involved in shaping and delivering the work of museums? 
Come to the workshop if you want to: 
*	Learn how to win trust and create a true collaboration 
*	Develop models of good practice 
*	Discuss the ethics of community engagement


Fast forward: building a sustainable new media future for UK museums 
29 September 2006, London 1000-1600 

Museums Association Conference and Exhibition
23-25 October 2006, BIC, Bournemouth 
The Museum Association's annual conference and exhibition is the largest
museum and gallery event in the UK. 

Professional Development
AMA paperwork 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 5 September 2006 )

Introduction to the AMA 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 05 September 2006
Professional reviews 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 12 September 2006
- 13 September 2006 ) 
Introduction to Mentoring 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 19 September 2006
Mentor refresher 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 19 September 2006
AMA paperwork 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 20 September 2006
Introduction to the AMA 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 20 September 2006
Ethical problem solving 
Museums Association Professional Development and Ethics ( 21 September 2006


Don't Panic: Dealing with Hazardous Materials in Collections 
21-22 November 2006, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 
Are objects bad for your health? What lurks in your store room? Do you know
what to do with an unexploded bomb? ICON's Care of Collections Group is
planning a two day conference on hazardous materials in collections from
21-22 November 2006. It will highlight issues of risk, solutions to storage,
transport, display and disposal. The days will be focusing on organic and
inorganic materials covering everything from radiation to asbestos. 
The venue will be Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which has a diverse
ICON Members booking received by 6 October 2006
2 days @ 100.00 1day @ 50.00
Non-Members and Icon Members booking later than 6 October 2006
2 days @ 150.00 1 day @ 75.00
Three free places are available to students or those members who have not
attended a CCG conference before. Please write, demonstrating how the
conference meets your personal development. Successful applicants will be
asked to write a review for CCG's website and ICON News. 

Contemporary Collecting: a practical workshop
This workshop is being organised by the Specialist Subject Network (SSN) in
Urban Social History and the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of
Following the success of the SSN day held in Bristol last year a new
workshop has been arranged to build upon gaps identified at that day.  The
workshop is free and open to all.
A mixture of speakers from the SSN steering group and guests with practical
case studies will be present.  Under discussion will be why should we bother
with Contemporary Collecting?, Contemporary Collecting Strategies and using
Outreach as a tool for Contemporary Collecting. 
With time set aside for discussion of the issues, information sharing and
learning from each other, the aim is that participants will finish the day
armed with practical ways to go about writing a Contemporary Collecting
Strategy, as well as some ideas for how to put it into practice.
The workshop will run in Cardiff on 11th October and in Newcastle on 18th
To allow us to plan this event please register your interest in attending
to: [log in to unmask] for the workshop in Cardiff (Tel: 02920 353266)
Or [log in to unmask] for the day in Newcastle. 
More details on the schedule and speakers will be announced in August.

8. MDA

MDA is pleased to announce the launch of MDA Direct, an annual programme of
collections management training courses held across the country. We provide
eight high-quality courses tailored to the realities museum practitioners
face in their every day work. 
If you have any questions about MDA Direct or would like to discuss the
training needs of the museums you advise, please contact Sue Thornton, MDA
Training Officer, on 01223 415760 or email [log in to unmask]


engage CPD seminar: Visual Arts, Galleries and the Foundation Phase in Wales
5, 12, 19 October 1030 - 3pm
These seminars will look at the new Foundation Phase curriculum for 3-7 year
olds and will actively explore what contribution galleries and the visual
arts can make, as well as providing an opportunity for practitioners to
network and make new connections. To download more information and a booking
form click here http://www.engage.org/downloads/Leaflet.doc or contact
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Seminarau Datblygiad Proffesiynol Parhaus - Hydref 2006
Orielau, y Celfyddydau Gweledol a'r Cyfnod Sylfaen yng Nghymru
Nod y seminarau yw: 
*Cynnig cyflwyniad i'r Cyfnod Sylfaen a'i weithrediad 
*Archwilio pa gyfraniad y gallai orielau a'r celfyddydau gweledol ei wneud
i'r Cyfnod Sylfaen 
*Rhoi'r cyfle i ymarferwyr rwydweithio a gwneud cysylltiadau newydd

 engage Scotland conference 2006 Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 September 2006
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum & CCA,
engage in a force for change annual conference 2006, 15-18 November 2006. 
enquire and en-vision seminar engage young people as decision makers in arts
venues, September 22 2006 

10. NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY - Cultural and Heritage Studies

Art Museum and Gallery Education MA 
MA:12 months full time; 24 months part time
This innovative new programme has been created specifically to meet the
growing national and international need for qualified visual arts educators.
It offers an exciting opportunity for those wishing to pursue graduate-level
professional training as gallery, art museum and freelance art educators.

Prospective students can also contact Dr Bernadette Buckley on
[log in to unmask] or tel. + 44 (0) 191 222 3940.

Heritage Management MA 
12 months full time; 24 months part time
This programme is designed to provide students with a good understanding and
working knowledge of the management of heritage resources and sites which
will enable them to gain employment in the sector or to conduct further
Prospective students can also contact Dr Aron Mazel on [log in to unmask]
or tel. + 44 (0) 191 222 7845.


Adult Learning In Museums Network Meeting 
Tuesday 22nd August 1-3pm ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, Oxford The second meeting of the
network will again offer the chance for professionals and students from a
broad range of adult learning and museum/gallery learning and interpretation
backgrounds to come together to share ideas, information and good practice. 

Lifelong Learning Museum (LLML), Lisbon 2006
Attached is an article which will be published in GEM News soon. However, if
you have a look further down the article, you will see info regarding an
interesting and useful conference in Amsterdam (Lifelong Museum Learning).
If you have (or want) an interest in adult learning in museums, please read
this info and consider going. It is a fabulous networking opportunity and
you can get funding from the British Council, so you only have to find the


On September 4th, SPAB will be running an event on the Conservation of
Historic Plain Glazing at the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings at
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

43rd Annual Symposium and Map Curators' Workshop in September 2006 at the
University of Manchester.

International Seminar - Impact of loan traffic on works of art
(4 - 5 September 2006, Dahlem)
With museums competing increasingly for visitors, exhibition projects are
growing in number and in dimension. Therefore, more and more conservators
are involved in preparing works of art for exhibitions and loans, sometimes
on a tight schedule.


ICOM General Conference 2007 
From 19th to 25th August 2007 the 21st ICOM General Conference on the topic
"Museums and Universal Heritage" will be held in Vienna. 
Museums and Universal Heritage 
Universal Heritage / Individual Responsibility 
The role of museums within society is changing fundamentally and rapidly.
Being increasingly exposed to numerical and economic criteria, museums are
threatened by loosing their main focus on collections. But collections still
remain (at) the core basis for knowledge, competence and value of museums.
The General Conference ICOM 2007 intends to be a forum to discuss and
generate ideas and solutions to bridge the gap between these different

Calendar of Activities
The Exhibition - An Instrument of Dialogue between Cultures 
ICEE Annual Meeting Paris 2006 
They engage, educate, entertain but can they create bridges between times
and cultures? The evolving exhibition medium is increasingly complex as it
utilizes new strategies and methods to reach new audiences, create meaning
and increase awareness of our place in the world. Are some museums bridging
cultural gaps using the exhibition medium? Can nations and cultures
communicate through exhibitions? How are exhibitions creating this
intercultural dialogue and bridging the gaps of belonging, language,
literature and culture? http://www.eastwestculture.org/icee/news.html


Facilitation Skills Workshops
10 August; 19 September; 4 October, 11 October
The Facilitation Skills Workshop is designed to teach new skills and build
confidence in those leading debate and discussion activities with young
people. This participative three hour session examines facilitation styles,
stimulating and managing discussions, and dealing with challenging
behaviours. It has been developed in consultation with science centre
educators, engagement specialists, and professional facilitators. This is a
foundation level workshop.

First European Industrial and Technical Heritage Weekend 
Beringen (Belgium)
07 - 08.10.2006
First European get together of volunteers and volunteer associations
campaigning in Europe to safeguard, research, interprete and open to the
public our common industrial and technical heritage
Current Awareness Service

Inclusion of third party information in the Museums Current Awareness
Service does not constitute an endorsement by CyMAL. CyMAL takes no
responsibility for the quality of third party events, products or services
featured in this Newsletter.  Whilst every care is taken to provide accurate
information, neither CyMAL nor the editor undertakes any liability for any
error or omission.

If you know anyone who would like to be added to the circulation list, or
would like a 'hard copy' of the main mailing, or if you don't have access to
the internet and need prints from the sites listed - please contact Carol
Whittaker.  People who currently receive hard copies will continue to do so.

Welsh and English versions of the bulletin will remain separate in response
to requests from readers.

Carol Whittaker AMA
Museums Development Adviser
CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales
Welsh Assembly Government
01970 610 238   [log in to unmask]
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and not necessarily those of the National Assembly for Wales, any
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