SHARE training Calendar September 2010 - March 2011973.1KB
Launched in April 2009, SHARE is a new approach to museum development.
Hundreds of days of time from staff in five of the region’s largest museums
services* are pledged and then used to support activities that benefit museums
of all sizes.
With these resources to hand a network of SHARE advisers and Museum
Development Officers are able to work with museums to find out what’s needed
and offer practical, targeted help where it counts.
We also use the time donated to create the kind of opportunities you will hear
about in this book: training, advice, projects, mentoring, work-shadowing and selfsupporting
networks with professionals and enthusiasts from across the region.
If you would like help with something but don’t know where to go, then ask
SHARE. It’s friendly, free and easily found.
What’s new this year?
The economic and political landscape is not the same as it was when Renaissance
began in 2003. Increasingly museums and other non-commercial organisations are
having to find new, more cost effective and creative ways to develop their services
and the people who work in them. SHARE meets this need.
As the SHARE network has grown, more connections have been made, and we
find ourselves more able to respond to the needs that arise.
Among so much else this year we have also been able to deepen and extend our
collections training (pages 4 to 21), roll out successful learning courses (from page
28) and find ways of helping museums express their role in a changing world
(pages 38 to 47).
Understanding Museums (page 46) is an exciting development led by two highly
experienced educators. It is, as with all SHARE work, intended to help museum
professionals and volunteers alike.
We are also looking forward, making plans to ensure SHARE can continue to
provide museum support in an uncertain future.