GEM News & Press Releases

14 August 2017

GEM announces new training programme!

GEM is excited to announce:


GEM’s (Group for Education in Museums) LEARNING & SHARING CENTRE (LSC) project, funded by
Arts Council England, is addressing the challenges of all those in the museum, heritage and
cultural sector that are involved in education. The LSC’s new foundation, intermediate and
advanced level courses draw on the GEM core competencies to meet the continuing
professional development needs of the heritage workforce.

GEM has developed these courses to be enjoyable, flexible and instantly applicable to the
workplace. The foundation course includes six full professional development days spread
over a number of weeks, culminating in a work-based assignment. The intermediate and
advanced courses are built around one-day workshops with pre and post activities. This
combination ensures long-lasting learning to directly benefit one’s organisation.

GEM has developed these courses with our project partners and collaborators: Association
for Heritage Interpretation, Engage, National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing,
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, South Western Federation of Museums and Galleries,
and Association of Independent Museums.

Dr John Stevenson, GEM Trustee and CEO, said, “GEM’s new training courses are providing
museum professionals at all CPD levels with the skills they need to face future challenges.
GEM believes that museum, heritage and cultural learning has a powerful positive impact on
society and that the best way to increase that impact is by cultivating a skilled, resilient and
inspired workforce.”

For more information, download the full press release here.

Past news:

Press release - 2 August 2016 - New Learning and Sharing Centre