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 Training, 2019-20

A support programme for Local Authority funded Museum and Archive Services. London Museum Development in association with The National Archives is pleased to announce a short training programme 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.

Towards co-creative practice in museums and archives (this course is now fully booked)
Wednesday 05 February
London Metropolitan Archives, Northampton Road, Farringdon

This one day workshop will focus on case studies and related activities to share recently used methods of co-development and active community participation in local museums and archives. By the end of the day participants will have a good understanding of what co-curation means and will have the skills to grow their community engagement based work and ensure it is at the heart of the organisation’s work. Please use our online form to book a place. The full course outline will be available shortly. Please use our online form to book a place. The full course outline will be available shortly.