REMINDER : MDEM Training in April

There are still places available on the following MDEM training courses in April.  These are now open to anyone working or volunteering in a museum or heritage organisation in the East Midlands.  The organisation does not have to be Accredited/working towards Accreditation


Collections Care Workshop and tour of the store at Creswell Crags

Trainer: Anita Hollinshead

10am-1pm on Tuesday 28th April at Creswell Crags

A half day introduction to collections care, why it is important and the roles and responsibilities of staff and volunteers.  The course will provide an overview of:

  • The Museum Environment
  • Housekeeping and Cleaning
  • Storage and Display
  • Handling, packing and moving of objects
  • Emergency Planning

The morning will conclude with a comprehensive tour of the Creswell Crags collections store.


Developing SEN (Special Educational Needs) Resources for New Audiences at Mansfield Museum

Trainer: Kate Travers

10am-1pm on Thursday 30th April at Mansfield Museum

During the session, Kate will demonstrate the SEN resources that she has developed in partnership with Mansfield Museum and is a great opportunity to see these first hand and consider what you could develop at your own sites to meet the needs of this audience.  The training will provide ideas for engaging children and adults with learning disabilities with your collections and include examples of practical resources and activities.


Museum Volunteers: recruiting, managing, involving and retaining your volunteer workforce

Trainer: Heather Lomas

10am-3pm on Thursday 30th April at Kettering Museum and Art Gallery

This one-day course is an introduction to the issues surrounding volunteers and volunteering.  It will consider why people volunteer and what motivates them, explore the benefits of volunteering, review best practice for recruiting and managing volunteers and how to implement it.  There will be a focus on creating effective roles for volunteers and participants will begin to develop an action plan for their site.


For further information or to book a place on any of the training events above, please contact Anita Hollinshead on 07876 166742 or email


The full MDEM training programme for April to July 2015 can be seen at