Museum Training School
Museum Training School
Monday 04 August 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 29 August 2014 - 00:00
London, UK

The Museum Training School project has been created to meet the need to train a new generation of museum leaders and the synergy of the British Council and University College London (UCL) will provide a unique learning experience tailored for an international market.

The aim is to provide arts and heritage professionals from around the world with the skills and knowledge necessary to increase the sustainability and growth of museums and galleries.

Participants will hear from leading UK museum professionals and have access to the British Council and UCL’s world class collections. 

The courses are designed for mid-career museum professionals (with a minimum of three years’ experience) who have ambitions to be leaders.


The programme consists of four stand-alone courses that can be taken alone or in sequence. Participants can choose whether they want to apply for one, two, three or all four courses.

How to build local, national and international partnerships (4-8 August)

This course will give participants the skills necessary to develop and nurture relationships between museums and non-museum organisations to increase capacity and extend their reach. 

How to develop exhibitions (11-15 August) 

This course will provide participants with the necessary skills to lead the development of museum and gallery exhibitions and understand the practical aspects of exhibition organisation, including touring exhibitions.

How to develop school and learning programmes (18-22 August) 

This course will give participants the skills to develop and run museum programmes for children and young people (ages 5-16).

How to develop community engagement programmes (25-29 August) 

This course will give participants the skills to help their museums increase engagement with families, social and civic groups and other institutions that serve local communities.

 Fees and application

The fee for each course is £900.

Registration is now closed.


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