Welcome to GEM


GEM champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and well-being of the general public.


GEM believes that involvement with our rich and diverse heritage is an enriching and transformational experience that provides distinctive opportunities for learning.  We aim to make that learning accessible, relevant and enjoyable for all.


Enterprising Educators

GEM Conference, Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 September 2014
Selwyn College, Cambridge

Book now for GEM's 3-day conference!  GEM members save £100 on the whole conference fee which is inclusive of accommodation, meals and day fees.          Download booking form (PDF)

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Generating income without compromising one’s principles
In today’s climate of austerity and cuts, more and more funders and senior managers expect heritage education programmes to help pay for themselves.  Heritage educators need to be creative and innovative to support their heritage learning projects and programmes through income generating activities.  The GEM 2014 conference will help heritage management and education professionals explore and adopt entrepreneurial attitudes to better support ambitious and resilient heritage education programmes/projects.

The conference will identify and explore the attitudes and skills of entrepreneurship and enterprise.  Learn how to apply them to:
We will also debate some of the ethical concerns that arise when considering the generation of income from educational activities.  Of course, the conference will also provide lots of practical advice on generating revenue from experienced practitioners from across the heritage sector.

More details will follow shortly.