We are pleased to announce that the following 9 museums and organisations will be hosting the second cohort of Museum Futures trainees. Now that we have host organisations recruited, recruitment for their trainees will begin in Fall 2019 for placements to start January 2020:
Birmingham Museums Trust
Bristol Culture/ South West Museum Development
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
The British Museum
How did we recruit host partners?
We used an open selection process in order to reach partners who may have not previously been involved in a British Museum skills-sharing initiative. In advertising and recruiting partners to host trainees, the National Programmes team used their extensive contacts as well as cross-sector bodies and publications to offer the opportunity to as wide a range of organisations as possible. Potential partner museums were required to complete a simple proposal form. The BM uses an open selection approach regularly when advertising touring exhibitions and sharing expertise opportunities.
This model of partner recruitment should generate a network that includes museums of different scales and governance models, with a mixture of levels of expertise, specialism and experience. The process will aim to achieve a wide geographical spread of partners across the UK.