Our next study day! People’s Stories and STEM @ IWM Duxford


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 chance to get hands-on with BB, a scale model of a B-29 bomber which can be built by schoolchildren to combine STEM and history learning. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite.

Amsterdam Study Trip 2017

  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

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 TripContinue Reading

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.  

Transformers 2017–18 applications now open

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

Volunteer Makers 

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

Windsor and Eton Study Day — 13th October 2016

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

2016 AGM Minutes

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.

Study Trip 2017

  In January 2017 the South and East Museums Federation annual Study Trip will be to the museum packed city of Amsterdam.   Head over to the Study Trip page for more details plus information about the Martin Howe travel bursary which is open for applications until the 23rd September. Hope you can join us!  Continue Reading

Hitchin Study Day 22 July 2016

  A* for Study Day at British Schools Museum A good day was had by all at the study day and AGM on Friday. A big thanks goes to all those who gave their time to make the day a success.   We started the day with a welcome from Emily Shepperson, SEMFed Committee memberContinue Reading