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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 a great opportunity to learn from fellow professionals across the world and socialise with fellow SEM Fed members over dinner.


The 2016 study trip will be to Rome and take place between 27th — 30th January 2016. The trip is open to all SEMF members.

Capitoline Hill

Planned museum visits for the trip are: Capitoline Museums, Keats-Shelley Memorial House, MAXXI(National Museum of Contemporary Art) and Galeria Borghese.


Further details of the trip will be sent out via e-mail to all members at the end of August. Members to reserve places after that.


Two £200 bursaries are for new members to help cover travel costs through the Martin Howe bursary. Deadline for bursary application in 30th September


Please reserve a place on the trip by 31st October. Places on the trip may still be booked after that but cannot guarantee they will be in same hotel.

MAXXI (National Museum of Contemporary Art)

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

2015 Study Trip Announced!

  Why not join us for the SEMF 2015 Study Trip to Brussels? 21st-24th January (formal visits arranged on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd) Our annual Study Trip offers a chance to experience museums and heritage in a different country, to share experiences and different approaches with talks from Curators & behind-the-scenes tours. With overContinue Reading

Your Federation needs YOU!

  We are recruiting new Committee members for 2014.   If you would like to Develop new skills, knowledge and experience to support your career development Meet new people and develop your professional networks Be among the first to hear about the latest issues affecting the museums sector in the region Make an active contribution to debateContinue Reading