NEWS FOR GEM MEMBERS
constantly seeking to improve its services to members and central to that is our
ability to keep you up-to-date and in touch with developments in the sector.
GEM's new monthly e-News replaced the quarterly printed News and it is now being delivered by email to all GEM members. It is a news publication and focuses on national and regional news in heritage learning and related areas, as well as providing the latest on GEM events and projects.
GEM members now have instant and more frequent access to news and events in the sector. GEM is also able to limit its impact on the environment by adopting a paperless format.
The wealth of high quality case studies included in the current GEM News are now be featured in a more sizeable, dedicated Case Studies publication produced twice a year. The first of these appeared in November 2008 and is edited by Malou Bengtsson-Wheeler.
GEM e-News is also edited by Malou and it is intended that much of the content will be provided by GEM members. However, as well as receiving ad hoc news items from GEM members, we are looking for specific reporters to cover key areas in heritage learning. Reporters will be asked to provide one or two high profile news items (approximately 100 words per item) relevant to their field on a monthly basis. If you are a specialist or have good knowledge of any of the following areas and would be interested in becoming a reporter, please email the e-News Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Early Years, Schools & Young People, Family, Adult, Older People
• National Curriculum, Cultural Offer, 2012 Cultural Olympics,
Communities and Local Heritage.
The first edition of GEM e-News was published on Thursday 28 August and is published on the last Thursday of the month. If you have any news you would like to contribute please ensure you contact the Editor at least one week before the publication date.
We would like to ensure that all members included in an Institutional Membership (i.e. four people) receive a copy of the e-News. So we should be grateful if the named representative of the Institutional Membership would let us have the names and email addresses of the three other people covered by their membership.
GEM is a thriving and growing network of over 2,000 members advancing and promoting the importance of learning in museums, galleries and other cultural organisations and we need some enthusiastic members with time to help GEM move forward by becoming Trustees. There are two vacancies for elected Trustees. The current Board is supporting the re-election of two members although members are entitled to nominate other candidates – in which case there will be an election.
For more information about the election please click here.
Honorary Membership Nominations
Retired GEM members can be honoured for either their services to GEM or to museum education. You are invited to put forward names of retired members of GEM who you think should be rewarded with the status of honorary membership.
For more information about who is entitled to Honorary Membership please click here.
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