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*****  NEW: Conference 2017 full programme now available!  *****


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GEM Conference 2017 - bookings open!

We are delighted that Heritage Learning is sponsoring this year's annual conference in Hull from 5 to 7 September 2017, particularly as Hull is UK City of Culture this year. 

The conference theme is Facing the Future, Forging Ahead. We shall be exploring the innovative and inspiring ways of becoming more resilient in a time of financial austerity, and asking how a museum educator can take the lead in ensuring their organisation's long-term future.

Bookings and full programme for this year’s conference are out!  Please go to our Conference page to find out more.

*New* GEM Intermediate Courses!

GEM's exciting programme of intermediate courses are aimed at supporting the professional development of mid-career museum, gallery, heritage and cultural educators.  The five intermediate courses have been developed as part of GEM's Arts Council England funded Learning & Sharing Centre project, and they will address the core competencies identified by GEM to help raise professional standards in the sector. 

For more details about all our intermediate courses, please visit our Intermediate Courses page.

GEM Foundation Courses: Museum Learning 2017

Bookings are now open!

The dates of GEM’s foundation courses in 2017 are:
(a) Manchester: 24/25 April; 22/23 May; 19/20 June 2017  
(b) London: 9/10 October; 6/7 November and 4/5 December 2017.  

GEM's foundation course in Museum Learning is aimed at those people working or volunteering in the sector at the start of their time as a heritage learning practitioner or manager.  Pete Brown is the course director. 

If you would like to find out more and how to book your place, please click here.

Thanks to £168,000 of Arts Council England (ACE) funding, GEM will set up a new permanent LEARNING AND SHARING CENTRE (LSC) for all those in the cultural sector that are involved in education.  Through a range of face-to-face meetings and online digital resources, the LSC will equip museum staff with the skills they need.  More details.

Volunteer for GEM!

There are many ways in which you can help GEM to promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organisations.

We do need your help - and helping GEM can also play an important part in your own professional development.

Click HERE to volunteer now!  We shall provide you with details of some opportunities which match your skills and experience.