TWAM Core Museum Skills Training Programme 2017/18

Would you like to broaden your knowledge and skills?

Are there specific topics you would like to know more about?

Then the Core Museum Skills Training Programme could be for you…

The Core Skills Programme is a ten session course delivered by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) staff working in the sector as part of its role as an Arts Council Major Partner Museum. It covers a wide range of areas as outlined below:

1. Basic Object Handling
2. Documentation and Research
3. Preventive Conservation / Environmental Monitoring
4. Security in Heritage Buildings
5. Interpretation and Exhibitions
6. Marketing and Communication
7. Audiences and Accessibility
8. Customer Care
9. Working with Volunteers
10. Presentation and Engagement

Each session is led by a specialist currently working in the sector with up-to-date, first-hand knowledge and experience.

The course is FREE and available to all museum staff and volunteers.

To apply, please download an application form by clicking here (the form should download automatically) and return your completed application to A brochure containing further information about the programme is available here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 May 2017.

​TEG Preparing to Borrow Workshops

Book your place on one of the Touring Exhibition Group's (TEG) new Preparing to Borrow workshops, for an in-depth introduction to borrowing objects.

26 May - Palace Green Library, Durham University
26 June - People’s History Museum, Manchester
7 July 2017 - The Foundling Museum, London

The workshops are being delivered as part of TEG’s year-long Preparing to Borrow programme, supporting participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition. The workshops will also introduce Art Fund's forthcoming funding initiative, the Weston Loan Programme.

To find out more, and to book, visit the TEG website here. Workshops are £25 for TEG members and £35 for non-members.


Ten travel bursaries are available for each workshop, up to the value of £30. If you would like to apply for a bursary, or if you have any questions about the workshop, or the Preparing to Borrow programme, email

Collections Trust Workshops

We are working with Collections Trust to provide a series of workshops supporting collections management in North East museums. The sessions are suitable for museum staff and volunteers and details of forthcoming events will be added to our events page here.

Events can be booked by emailing Anna McNab