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

Archival Practice: Be the Best

15 January 2019
York Army Museum
FREE (open to all museums)

This workshop will help you meet the preservation and organisational requirements of your archives. The sessions are aimed at non-archivists who look after archives, and are intended to be practical and adaptable. The day-long workshop has been organised by the Sporting Heritage Network and AMOT and will be led by Heather Needham from Hampshire Archive and Local Studies service and Nicholas Coney from the National Archives. 

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Data Protection

13 February 2019
National Army Museum, London
£50 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This course covers the principles, accountability and regulations of data protection from the perspectives of museums in the wake of GDPR. This is a half-day course run by Penny Hutchins, Records Officer at the National Army Museum. 

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Learning Services (STEM)

12 March 2019
National Army Museum, London
£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 Regimental & Corps Museums, with a particular focus on how to creatively develop, deliver and manage a learning programme with limited resources and staff time. The course will also discuss the principles of STEM. 

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Curator's Course

1-5 April 2019
National Army Museum, London
£400 per non-R&CM delegate (FREE for R&CM delegates)

This week-long training course covers 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 our Regimental & Corps Museums Open Day. 

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Introduction to Conservation

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

This course provides a basic introduction to conservation, including appropriate packing, storage, agents of decay and preventative conservation measures for various types of objects in army museum collections. 

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Textile Conservation

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. 

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Fundraising Workshop

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. 

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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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