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Work-based Learning In Practice: A practical workshop for cultural and heritage organisations

Tate is delighted to invite you to Work-based Learning In Practice: A practical workshop for cultural and heritage organisations, which builds on Tate’s learning from the 2012-2015 ‘Skills for the Future programme’, at Tate Britain on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Attendees are invited to arrive via the Clore Entrance from 12.15 for lunch and registration. The workshop will commence at 13.00.

Tate’s ‘Skills for the Future’ training programme ran for three years, from October 2011 to December 2014, and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. During this time, 27 trainees successfully completed an 18 month training placement in our Collection Care division and made an important contribution to Tate’s work. Those based in Conservation undertook specialist training, while the trainee Registrars, Art Handlers and Photography Technicians achieved a Diploma in Cultural Heritage, in partnership with the V&A.

 As a result of ‘Skills for the Future’, a successful framework for work-based learning was introduced at Tate. We also made a range of changes to our recruitment processes, which ensured that the programme attracted young people from a variety of backgrounds, each of whom brought enthusiasm, new skills and fresh perspectives to the organisation

This afternoon workshop will provide an opportunity for delegates to learn from Tate’s ‘Skills for the Future’ project, discuss the challenges and opportunities of work based learning, and gain practical support and advice. 

This event is free to attend, but places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please RSVP to Juliette Boyd or by calling +44(0)20 7821 2956.


V&A Continuing Professional Development Courses – Spring 2016

Details of these can be found at:  V&A Spring 2016 CPD Courses

MLAG Digitisation Conference 2015 Speaker Presentations

Adam Tovell:

Carrie Bishop:

Dave Thompson:

Geoff Laycock:

Laura Outterside and Paul Williams:

Nicôle Meehan:


Simon Tanner:

Virginia Mills:

Yunsun Choi:



Travel Grants for Non-National Museums in England

The Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) is offering a small number of travel grants to support non-national museums in England to work internationally.

Working Internationally

The travel grants will enable recipients to undertake an international research visit to museums and/or organisations abroad who they would otherwise not be able to meet with face-to-face.
Applications will be considered for grants of up to £2,000 per organisation or consortium.

Applications open: Thursday 15 October 2015

Deadline for applications: 12:00 on Friday 30 October 2015

Successful applicants notified: w/c 16 November 2015

 Any questions about the scheme should be sent to Dana Andrew, WIRP Project Co-ordinator,