Reap the Rewards: Benefiting from Rural Networks (Wales)
January 21, 2020 at St Fagans National Museum of History
Do you want to feel more confident about using your rural collection in a greater range of stories and activities, creating a better visitor experience?
Do you want to develop better awareness of routes available to access information, advice or help about rural collection issues?
If you are a non-specialist working with, or looking after, rural and agricultural collections in any role, the Rural Museums Network (Specialist Subject Network for rural collections) has created a practical knowledge-development seminar specifically for you. This national programme, run regionally, is free to attend, and comes with a bursary opportunity.
Be inspired and acquire practical experience from our host museums across the regions on a variety of projects related to using rural collections to create better experiences for visitors, and sustainable organisations.
Experience the value of rural collection networking, and gain knowledge about how you can access Rural Museums Network information, advice or help.
You will take away:
• Inspiration and practical experience, targeted at non-specialists, from your host museum relevant to rural collections and their stories, to create better experiences for visitors
• Understanding of how the RMN can support your development, with signposting to relevant resources, information, advice and expertise
• A new network of regional and national colleagues working with rural collections
• An opportunity to contribute to the development of the RMN to ensure it continues to be a source of relevant support to all those working with rural collections.
Book by region or a location or theme that catches your eye – the choice is yours.
The Welsh event at St Fagans National Museum of History – Award-winning St Fagans explores the history and culture of Wales. In 2018 the museum completed its Making History project, opening new galleries, workshop spaces and transforming its visitor experience. Gareth Beech, Senior Curator: Rural Economy, and colleagues, will explain how the museum approached its new interpretation, recognising common themes across rural and urban life. He will also share a new approach to the visitor experience taken at Llys Llywelyn, recreation of a Royal Court used during the 13th century.
Your RMN host will be Chris Copp, Senior Museums Officer, Staffordshire County Council.
To find out about bursaries: http://www.ruralmuseums.org.uk/?page_id=942