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

Radiation Safety in Military Museums

19 February 2020
National Army Museum, London
Only for R&CM delegates (FREE)

This training course, organised and run by Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL), covers radiation awareness and safety for military museums holding radioactive objects in their collections.

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Textile Conservation

17 March 2020
National Army Museum, London
Only for R&CM delegates (FREE)

This course covers the conservation of textiles, focusing on objects commonly found in military museums such as standards, uniforms and hats. It 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.

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Army Collections 101

7 April 2020
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

A historical introduction to army uniform identification, medals, regimental badges, firearms, archives and family research. This course is for those who are new to working in Regimental & Corps Museums or for those who would like to refresh their knowledge on army history.

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Curators Course

20-24 April 2020
National Army Museum, London
£400 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This week-long training course covers numerous subjects relevant to curators in military museums, including uniform identification, conservation, collections standards and care, community outreach, design, exhibition planning, marketing, retail services, fundraising and much more. The course also includes attendance at the National Army Museum’s annual Regimental & Corps Open Day, which is a conference focused on best practice and is an excellent networking opportunity. 

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Introduction to Learning Services

12 May 2020
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This training day will provide an introduction to running learning services in museums and how to connect your army collection into the national curriculum. Please note, this will be using the English curriculum. However, those from Scotland and Northern Ireland are still welcome to attend and the trainers will create bespoke sections of the course based on the curriculum relevant to your museum. 

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Introduction to Conservation

3 June 2020
Stevenage
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This course provides an introduction and general overview of conservation for museum objects. The day will include many practical sessions on packing and applying conservation measures for various types of objects and conditions (all conservation supplies will be provided), as well as an introduction to agents of decay and preventative conservation methods. The course also provides a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the National Army Museum’s stores.

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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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