Applications from museums to join the Getting Your House In Order programme for 2023-24 are now open. Its run jointly by Collections Trust, Museum Development North West, Museum Development North East and Museum Development Yorkshire. This programme will take a cohort of museums from across the North of England through a programme of workshops and 1-2-1 support.
The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, inflationary costs and increased energy bills are putting museums in financially precarious situations. Added to this are museums that may be affected by upcoming local government reorganisations, major stores moves or other large-scale changes to the way in which their museum, and collections, are governed and operated. If not now, possibly in the future, museums may be looking at insolvency, merger with another museum, splitting up the collection or putting it in a separate trust.
Using the framework of Spectrum 5.1 and its procedures, this programme will provide focus and support around the planning and work required for museums to get their collections documentation in order.
How to apply
Fill in the Expression of Interest here by 5pm Friday 31st March 2023. The form has to be completed in one go, answers can’t be saved and returned to so a copy of the EOI questions is here – GYHIO EOI questions.
Once the cohort museums have been recruited, the remaining places on each of the workshops will be advertised through MDNW, MDY and MDNE’s open training programme.
Further details here: https://museumdevelopmentnorthwest.wordpress.com/2023/03/08/getting-your-house-in-order-programme-2023-24-open-for-applications/