Navigating Ethical Practice

4 February 2021, 18:00-19.15, Online

Tamsin Russell, Workforce Development Officer, Museums Association

Book here (This event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams)

In this workshop we will look at the Museums Association’s Code of Ethics and how it relates to working in the heritage sector. Working through some ethical situations we hope to develop your professional practice.

Tamsin Russell

Tamsin’s career to date has been on workforce and organisational development and she has worked in both public and private sectors, moving to the cultural sector 20 years ago.

Starting as head of training and development for the Science Museum Group, she led the function and implemented new approaches to leadership development; at National Museums Scotland highlights include the development of their Competency Framework, at Historic Environment Scotland her role was in organisational transformation and at National Trust for Scotland she worked on a comprehensive online resource looking at organisational change.

Her current role at the Museums Association (MA) looks at the workforce in the broadest sense: providing career workshops, speaking on workforce ethics, equality and wellbeing, as well as leading the MA’s professional development and online learning programmes.

In addition to her paid roles Tamsin volunteers for Museums Galleries Scotland as an accreditation mentor and sits on their Recognition Panel; Arts Council England sitting on the UK Accreditation Panel; as well as undertaking pro bono and paid freelance work for the sector.

Archive Launch: Mapping Museums

11 February 2021, 18:00, Online (via the Bishopsgate Institute)

Professor Fiona Candlin

Booking for this event is through the Bishopsgate Institute. Please follow this link.

Mapping Museums is a multidisciplinary research project based at Birkbeck, University of London. It has documented and analysed the growth of the UK museum sector from 1960 to 2020 – particularly the emergence of small independent museums.

Enjoy an evening of interviews with the founders of small independent museums, and a glimpse into this archive. Interviewees will include: Steve Allsop (Ingrow Loco Museum and Workshop), Geoff Burton (RAF Ingham Heritage Centre), and Anne Read (Museum of North Craven Life).

Part of the Mapping Museums Project:

Mapping Museums is a multidisciplinary research project based at Birkbeck, University of London. It has documented and analysed the growth of the UK museum sector from 1960 to 2020, paying particular attention to the rising numbers of small independent museums. Over a period of four years the team has compiled information on all the museums that were open in the UK during the period, and has designed a database that allows for that material to be browsed, searched and visualised. They also conducted extensive interview based research to find out how and why people set up their own museums. The recordings, transcripts, and other materials are all available from the Micromuseums Archives at Bishopsgate Institute. For more information see the project website: www.mappingmuseums.org