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NIMC Training Programme 2019-2020

Supporting the Primary School Curriculum

Trainers: Staff and students from Stranmillis University College

Date: 23 October 2019

Venue: NI War Memorial

Cost: £70 members/ £110 non-members

Details: Museums and their collections can inspire and foster learning.  Museums traditionally support formal schools-based learning, but it is good to stop and connect to teaching practitioners to ensure that the plans and developments are fit for purpose.  The emphasis should be on active hands-on discovery-based learning rather than teaching facts.

This session is a useful check in for those who have been developing and delivering curriculum-based learning sessions for some time as well as for those new to such workshop development.   The day offers the opportunity to network with colleagues within the local museum sector as well as engaging with staff and students from a teacher training college.


Engaging Exhibitions: Interpretive Planning Workshop

Trainers: Charlotte Dew from Touring Exhbiitions Group

Date: 18 November

Venue: To be confirmed

Cost: £70 members/ £110 non-members

Details: At the heart of an effective exhibition or cultural experience is a story or range of narratives. Stories that bring the past to life, offer new perspectives on the present, help visitors to develop their ideas and creativity, and provide a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

To communicate these stories effectively the interpretation and wayfinding in an exhibition and venue at large must be well planned, designed and implemented, and must be suited to the audiences who will engage with it. For this reason, excellent and timely interpretative planning is essential.

This one-day workshop will provide attendees with the tools and resources to develop an effective and layered interpretative strategy, to guide the development of their visitor experience. It will give consideration to the range of interpretative approaches available, best practice and the needs of different audiences. It will draw on theory and a range of case studies, as well as providing the opportunity to put the information and ideas shared into practice.


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'Digital Museums' NIMC Forum

Date: 11 December 2019

Venue: PRONI

Cost: Free for NIMC members / £20 for non members

Details: NIMC holds an annual Museum Forum.  The Forum offers the opportunity to reflect on key issues and consider where the sector is currently and highlight development priorities.

This year’s topic will be ‘Digital Museums’. Digital technologies and ways of working are rapidly impacting on audience behaviour and expectations, the nature of our collections, as well as how we fulfil our missions. These areas will be explored throughout the Forum through a mix of digital interactions and more formal presentations as well as group discussions. Up to date research will be presented as well as an array of case studies; from enhancing visitor experience, digitising collections and making them available online, to managing efficient and sustainable organisations. Discussions throughout the day with peers from Northern Ireland, and across Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom will help provide insight into how we can better harness the potential of digital in the museum sector.

The NIMC Museum Forums are a great opportunity to network, hear about the latest research and case studies, discuss sector challenges and opportunities, as well as input into the direction of NIMC’s work on developing the local museum sector.

A full programme is coming soon!

The NIMC Museum Forum is free for NIMC members. To book a place go to Eventbrite


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