GEM: Conference

GEM Learning & Sharing Centre Conference
Thursday 29 March 2018
National Army Museum, London


Book now to help drive the future of museum learning!

Free to attend, lunch and refreshments included.

Join GEM as we explore the future of the Learning & Sharing Centre (LSC), set up with ACE funding. At the close of this highly productive project, we will be reflecting on the outcomes and involving you in planning the next steps for GEM and the sector, ensuring that the project has a lasting legacy.

By April 2018, GEM’s LSC project will have developed:

Take part in a CPD conversation spanning the museums and heritage sector. As GEM shares our learning from the LSC, together we will:

Spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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Day plan

10.00  Registration: Refreshments and networking – don’t miss the GEM partner stalls!

10.45  Welcome: Welcome from GEM Chair and the National Army Museum.

11.00  Sharing snapshots: Short, dynamic talks by experts involved in the LSC, reflecting on the lessons learned during the project and their recommendations for the sector going forward.

11.45  Breakout discussions: Each snapshot speaker chairs a discussion of their topic, bringing delegates together to find concrete next steps. Delegates are encouraged to move between tables and topics.

12.30  Lunch and gallery challenge: Explore the National Army Museum one year after its incredible reopening!

13.45  Course tasters: Sample two of our intermediate courses (Heritage Interpretation, Working with Artists in Heritage Settings, Health and Wellbeing, Essentials of Leadership, and Fundraising and Income Generation) and give feedback on where we can take them next.

15.15  Break: Refreshments and networking – don’t miss the GEM partner stalls!

15.30  Who? What? Why?: GEM course participants reflect on their experiences and the impact of training on their work.

16.00  National Army Museum: Learn more about the work of this newly redeveloped museum.

16.30  A learning and sharing legacy: Panel discussion and Q&A with GEM on embedding and building on the LSC for a stronger sector.

16.55  Closing remarks: GEM Chair reflects on the day and closes the conference.

17.00  Drinks reception: Stay and celebrate!

19.00  Event ends

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