Category Archives: Events

Amsterdam Study Trip


In January we went on our annual study trip abroad. This year we visited the very cold but beautiful Amsterdam. The trip was full of insights into museums in Amsterdam and what it is like to work in Dutch museums.


Stay tuned for a full write up from our bursary holders, all first time Study Trip attendees.




Music, magic, beer, football and cake

  Join us on the 21st March 2017 for our next Study Day visiting Watford Museum to hear about their community partnerships plus a tour of the Harry Potter film sets at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.   More information on our Study Days page and booking is essential via eventbrite.  

Bletchley Park Study Day 10 March 2016

The latest SEMFed study day at Bletchley Park saw 21 members gathering at the former codebreaking centre. We were very honoured to be greeted by the CEO of Bletchley Park, Iain Standen, who gave us a brief overview of the Park and plans for future developments. Iain then handed us over to Dr. David Kenyon,Continue Reading

Rome Study Trip 2016

Buongiorno! We recently enjoyed a fantastic study trip to Rome with the South and East Museums Federation. Visiting a range of museums with talks and tours we enjoyed getting to know more about the organisation of Italian museums and how they compare to our own places of work. With time to explore what else the eternalContinue Reading

Rome Study Trip 2016

The SEM Fed is unique among the national federations in organising an annual study trip that gives members a rare opportunity to visit behind the scenes and meet members of staff from museums across Europe and beyond.   Study trips are organised by SEM Fed members and the costs are limited to your accommodation and travel. It is aContinue Reading

Report on Reading Study Day

A member’s report on our Reading Study Day, 25th March 2015, by Lauren Ephithite   We started the day at Reading Museum. We learnt of their current HLF funded project ‘Reading’s Abbey Revealed’ to redevelop and interpret the Abbey quarter and Reading’s heritage throughout the town. Matthew Williams, Reading Museum Manager was kind enough toContinue Reading

Study Day in Reading 25th March

Study Day — Reading Museum and Museum of English Rural Life Heritage Lottery Funded Projects and Collaboration in Reading Wednesday 25th March 2015, 10.30 — 15.00 Reading Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life are in the process of two, different Heritage Lottery Funded projects.   Reading Museum, managed by Reading Borough Council, is looking atContinue Reading