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.

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Conservation and Hazard Training

11 June 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

Dealing with the hazards that are regularly seen in military museum collections, such as asbestos, poisons, radiation and mould. In addition to raising awareness to the variety of hazards facing collections staff in museums, the course will focus on conservation measures that can be applied to contain, treat and prevent these hazards. 

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Collections Move Training

24 July 2018
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 will be invaluable to any museum faced with this daunting task. (This will be equally relevant for those with smaller scale moves.) The National Army Museum has a wealth of experience in collections moves and Constantine, a professional logistics company, will also share their expertise.

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Emergency Response Training

15 August 2018
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The course will assist in preventing or dealing with the outcomes of fire or flood. This session will be presented by Harwell, the pre-eminent response company, and will cover the creation of emergency plans as well as practical applications and workshops.

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Reconsidering Ethnographic Collections in Regimental Museums

11 September 2018
National Army Museum, London
FREE - R&CM delegates only
(Funding is available for accommodation and travel costs.)

This workshop, co-hosted by National Museums Scotland and the National Army Museum, seeks to bring together curators to discuss issues regarding the interpretation and display of African and Indian objects in their collections. Examining aspects including material culture theory, 19th-century British military history and community engagement, it will provide a chance for curators to bring to light their own personal experiences of working with ethnographic objects, and collectively discuss the unique opportunities and challenges they may raise.

This workshop is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/P006752/1) funded project Military Collections and the British Empire.

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Project Argus Training

18 September 2018
National Army Museum, London
FREE

The National Army Museum will be hosting Project Argus training, the counter-terrorism testing and exercising initiative, which will be focused specifically on the perspective of museums. This will be a half day of training and will be provided for free to all museum professional attendees. Please visit the gov.uk website for more information.

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Curator's Course

8-12 October 2018
National Army Museum, London
£400 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The Curator's Course is run twice a year and is an essential overview of a wide variety of subjects in the museums sector. This comprehensive course provides access to the expertise of National Army Museum staff and other museum professionals, and covers relevant topics including preventative conservation, fundraising, social media and websites, learning services, community engagement, loans, record keeping  and family history research resources.

This course will also include attendance at the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Conference.

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Firearms in Museums

13 November 2018
National Army Museum, London
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The Firearms in Museums course covers administrative considerations, legal requirements, weapon handling, the history and development of weapons, firearm conservation, and display and storage. This course is run in conjunction between the National Army Museum, Army Museums Ogilby Trust and the Royal Armouries. 

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Firearms in Museums

15 November 2018
Royal Armouries, Leeds
£100 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

The Firearms in Museums course covers administrative considerations, legal requirements, weapon handling, the history and development of weapons, firearm conservation, and display and storage. This course is run in conjunction between the National Army Museum, Army Museums Ogilby Trust and the Royal Armouries. 

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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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