• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Museums training programme

The National Army Museum coordinates training opportunities in best practice for museums throughout the UK and internationally.

Working with a network of over 140 UK Regimental & Corps Museums and international partners, we deliver an annual training programme that encourages skills development and explores the benefits of networking and sharing expertise in working with Army collections. Museums outside this network can also book onto our programme for a fee.

Uniform training

Uniform training

Data Protection for Museums

Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Zoom

This course will introduce data protection, GDPR and the impact of Brexit on GDPR, together with a practical look at implementation of data protection within museums, and discussion of online security and data protection while remote working.

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Introduction to Modes

Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Zoom

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 a brief overview of using the Modes collections management software, searching in Modes, documenting medals and photographs (creating a record about an object with an image) and will also include a Q&A session. The session will be delivered by Nick Pearce-Smith, Modes Customer Support Manager, and you are still able to join the training even if you do not currently have access to Modes working from home.

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Modes Advanced

Thursday, 9 February 2023
Zoom

This virtual training course is for experienced Modes collections management software users and will cover designing grid layouts, storing element groups, global editing groups of records, and creating new templates for consistent and appropriate documentation of the collection.

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DSTL Radiation Safety in Museums

Tuesday, 21 February 2023
London

This course is delivered by Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and is a full day of training on radiation safety for museums. The course will provide an introduction to what radiation is, help raise awareness and provide you with resources for safety measures for museum staff and visitors as well as to protect collections.

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Introduction to Communications

Tuesday, 7 March 2023
National Army Museum, London

Gain an understanding of how marketing, PR and social media work together to form external museum comms. Providing an overview of the different communication types available to museum professionals and some of the costs involved, including:

  • Earned – online press, newspapers, radio, tv, podcasts, influencers
  • Owned – website, social media channels, e-news
  • Paid – outdoor and digital advertising, print adverts, partnerships 

There will be a chance to explore a real-life case study of how these elements work in practice and to explore content creation ideas as a group. Advice will also be given on how to get stakeholder buy-in from senior management and how to demonstrate and measure success.

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Regimental Curators’ Course

Monday 17 April – Friday 21 April 2023
National Army Museum, London

The National Army Museum will be running the next Regimental Curators’ course in person here at the Museum in London. This five-day training course covers various aspects of museum best practice and working with Army collections and is open to staff, volunteers and trustees working in Regimental & Corps Museums. Topics covered during the week include an introduction to preventative conservation, learning services, marketing for military museums, research and archives, photo identification, exhibitions, collections care and management and much more.

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Get in touch

If you have any enquiries regarding the training, please contact Julian Farrance (jfarrance@nam.ac.uk) or Christine Bernáth (cbernath@nam.ac.uk).

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