• FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Museums training programme

The National Army Museum offers virtual and physical training opportunities for museums throughout the UK and internationally.

All of our training programme is offered at no cost to Regimental & Corps Museums (R&CM) in the UK and our international partners in our effort to support these museums through encouraging skills development and exploring the benefits of sharing expertise. Museums outside of this network are also welcome to book onto our programme for a fee.

Uniform training

Uniform training

The National Army Museum also has a YouTube channel that lists recordings of previous training sessions as well as video series on various subjects in Army history and collections.

Previously uploaded sessions include topics such as emergency response for museums, contemporary collecting, an introduction to medal identification, care and display, as well as sessions on uniforms and British auxiliary forces. 

New content is generally released weekly. If you would like to find out more or access these training videos, please contact Kelsey Loveless (kloveless@nam.ac.uk).

Upcoming training

Modes Collections Management Software Training

Friday, 25 September 2020
Virtual Offer

This live training session will be held on Zoom and will be an introductory/refresher course for both novice and existing Modes users working with military collections. The session will cover:

  • Quick overview of using Modes
  • Searching in Modes
  • Documenting Medals/Photographs (creating a record about an object with an image)
  • Q&A session 

Regimental Curator’s Course

Monday, 5 October – Thursday, 8 October 2020
Virtual and Physical Offer

The Regimental Curator’s Course is a week of training on subjects relevant to curators, trustees and volunteers working with army museum collections and within the wider UK museum sector. This includes sessions on preventative conservation, records management, photographic identification and army uniforms, learning services, collections management and loans, an introduction to exhibitions, community curation and much more. To see a full training schedule or if you would like to learn more information please do get in touch.

Firearms in Museums Course 

Thursday, 12 November 2020
£45 plus VAT (Free for R&C Museums)
Virtual and Physical Offer

This training is run in partnership with the Royal Armouries and covers legislation and relevant updates on holding and displaying firearms in UK museums. This course will also provide a brief history of the firearms used by the Army and include a session on firearm conservation. This training will be offered virtually on Zoom and will also have a limited number of spaces to attend in-person at the museum site in Chelsea if you would prefer. 

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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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