Museums training programme

The National Army Museum provides relevant training in a variety of museum best-practice topics.

This training is provided free to the staff, trustees and volunteers of Regimental and Corps Museums (R&CM) in the UK. Delegates from other museums (non-R&CM) will be required to pay course fees.

Uniform training

Textile Conservation (FULLY BOOKED)

22 May 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This course covers the conservation of textiles, focusing on objects commonly found in army museums such as standards, uniforms and hats. The course will be delivered by Michelle Harper, an accredited textile conservator who currently acts as a textile advisor for the National Trust in the Manchester and the Lakes regions.

We are considering running the course again in the autumn. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Kelsey Loveless (kloveless@nam.ac.uk) directly.

Fundraising Workshop (FULLY BOOKED)

5 June 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This training workshop will include an initial session on general fundraising strategy, focusing on sponsorship, charitable trusts and foundations, and individual giving in military museums. The second part of the training will include a workshop in which attendees are encouraged to bring a project idea for which they would like to get funding. As part of this session, each attendee will receive support and advice in developing a fundraising strategy for their project. Spaces are limited, so please confirm attendance. 

Fundraising Workshop

6 June 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This training workshop will include an initial session on general fundraising strategy, focusing on sponsorship, charitable trusts and foundations, and individual giving in military museums. The second part of the training will include a workshop in which attendees are encouraged to bring a project idea for which they would like to get funding. As part of this session, each attendee will receive support and advice in developing a fundraising strategy for their project. Spaces are limited, so please confirm attendance. 

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Marketing Training

8 July 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This training course is aimed at museums who are just starting into marketing their museum, as well as those who would like to further develop their marketing strategy. The course will have a particular focus on advertising, PR and social media. It will also include a session delivered by the Head of Marketing at the Tank Museum, focusing on their successful use of social media and understanding the quality of virtual visitor engagement.

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Collections Moves

17 July 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

Looking at all aspects of object, textile, print, painting, archive and vehicle moves, this course is useful to any museum faced with a collection move. Staff from the National Army Museum, as well as the professional logistics company Constantine, will share their experience of moving collections. 

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Learning Services (STEM) Training

28 August 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The National Army Museum will run a full-day training course on learning services for military museums, with particular focus on STEM and how to creatively develop, deliver and manage a learning programme with limited resources and staff time.

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Modes Complete (FULLY BOOKED)

17 September 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This training course is suitable for those who are new to using Modes, as well as individuals who would like to gain more knowledge of how to use the system as efficiently as possible. The course is delivered by the Modes Customer Support Manager, Nick Pearce-Smith. Spaces are limited, so please confirm attendance.

Curator's Course (Autumn)

7 - 11 October 2019
National Army Museum, London
£400 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This week-long training course focuses on numerous subjects that are relevant to regional museums, including collections care, conservation, community outreach, development, marketing, retail services, exhibitions and much more. The course also includes attendance at the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Conference. If you would like to see a full schedule of the training, please contact Kelsey Loveless at kloveless@nam.ac.uk.

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Firearms in Museums

12 November 2019
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The Firearms in Museums training course focuses on the administrative considerations, legal requirements, weapon handling, conservation and history of firearms. This course is run in partnership between the National Army Museum, the Royal Armouries and the Army Museums Ogilby Trust.

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Firearms in Museums

14 November 2019
Royal Armouries, Leeds
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The Firearms in Museums training course focuses on the administrative considerations, legal requirements, weapon handling, conservation and history of firearms. This course is run in partnership between the National Army Museum, the Royal Armouries and the Army Museums Ogilby Trust.

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Get in touch

If you have any enquiries regarding the training, please contact Julian Farrance (jfarrance@nam.ac.uk) or Kelsey Loveless (kloveless@nam.ac.uk).

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