Booking is now live for our next Study Day — Mayors, Miscreants and Maritime in Kings Lynn on Wednesday 5th July.
We’ll be visiting 3 museums, chatting about exciting museum projects, lots of network and we’ll have the Federation’s AGM.
We were blessed with a beautiful, cloudless day for the SEMFED study trip to Imperial War Museum Duxford. The site and exhibition spaces have developed significantly in the last few years so the aim of the day was to see what the staff at Imperial War Museum had achieved with their redisplay of the AmericanContinue Reading
10.00am – 2.30pm (museum open until 6pm) Join us to explore this Second World War and Cold War airfield and discuss the challenges of telling stories about people and their history in a museum full of machines. The day will include a look at the revamped displays in the American Air Museum and a chanceContinue Reading
This year for our Study Trip we visited Amsterdam. Holders of the Martin Howe Bursary have written a report about our visit. Laura Hill Hello! I’m Laura, and I am a volunteer at the Museum of Oxford. I hadn’t previously been to Amsterdam and wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of theContinue Reading
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 TripContinue Reading
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.
The programme, which promotes radical change in museums, will see in the region of 170 mid-career professionals participate across 3 different strands. Each strand is designed to help participants develop innovative ways of working, influence more effectively and create change for themselves, their colleagues and their organisations. If you are a mid-career professional, looking toContinue Reading
Largest national programme on Future of Volunteering for museums. A two-year Arts Council England-funded programme to help museums attract the next generation of volunteers is launching with two regional seminars in London and the North West in January. Volunteer Makers is a pioneering model developed with museums to meet the challenges and opportunities ofContinue Reading
An Adventure in Windsor Members gathered at the Guildhall, welcomed by Margaret Kirby, Service Manager for Heritage and Arts, and her talk on the WW1 Project ‘For King and Country’. This HLF project fostered partnerships across the local area, and developed to involve the stories of those living outside of the region. Margaret explained how toContinue Reading
The SEMFed AGM for 2016 was held at the July study day in Hitchin. The minutes, including the President’s and Treasurer’s reports, can be found here.