Strong and Safe

The ongoing precarious state of local authority finance is a particular concern in London. Most of the museums it supports are in the outer suburbs – the very part of the capital which available data still suggests has the lowest levels of museum and broader cultural engagement. We will, therefore, also be continuing our Strong and Safe resilience programme for local authority-funded museum and archive services.

The 2018-22 programme will feature specialist training and grants to encourage services to explore new ways of working. Museum and archive services are often jointly located or managed within London local authorities, and the programme will remain open to both sectors.

Strong and Safe Event

London Museum Development in association with The National Archives invite you to a Strong and Safe event:

Influencing & Advocacy networking event for museums and archives: Heritage Services and their role in creating a Sense of Place and Social Capital
Friday 18 January 2019, 3.15 – 5.30 pm
The Postal Museum

Optional tour of museum and archive
Arrivals 2.15 pm. Tour starting 2.30 pm – 3.15 pm

This seminar and networking event for the London museums and archives sector is aimed both at those working within museum and archives that are Local Authority supported and at their Senior Managers and elected representatives. The programme includes presentations from Senior Managers from the Local Authority sector exploring how Museums and Archives can contribute to a sense of place and social capital. The event will provide insights into current practice and will demonstrate the continued relevance and importance of museum and archive services for local communities.

We therefore encourage you to attend: this is a BYOB event – BRING YOUR OWN BOSS!

Strong and Safe is a programme aimed at London’s Local Authority-funded/supported Museum and Archives Services. The programme is jointly funded by London Museum Development and The National Archives. You can download the programme here (PDF 362kb, opens in new tab). You can book your free place via Eventbrite.

Strong & Safe Training, 2018-19

A support programme for Local Authority funded Museum and Archive Services. These training sessions have been designed with the needs of those working as managers in Local Authority Museums and Archives in mind. Each session will provide you with knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to plan for improved organisational resilience.

Developing and Measuring Wellbeing Impact
Wednesday 05 December
Museum of London, London Wall

Led by Ingrid Abreu Scherer, at the end of this course delegates will have a good understanding of: what is meant by ‘wellbeing’ - what affects it and how to make a difference in communities; how to develop a project that creates wellbeing impacts for communities; how to measure wellbeing impact and develop consistent frameworks for wellbeing impact across projects and activities. A full course outline will be available for this course shortly. Please use our online form to book a place.