Sector support hub

Located right at the front of the Show, the Sector Support Hub brings together many of the sector’s key organisations and networks who will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and support. Below you will see which of our sector partners are doing what, and further information about sessions can be viewed on the programme page.

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Arts Marketing Association

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X11

Marketing & Communications Advice Clinic

Drop-in at stand X11 and meet the Arts Marketing Association team to chat through your marketing mishaps, chew over your communications challenges and get advice for your audience development dilemmas. We’re here to be a friendly sounding board; signposting resources and helping support you to put your audiences at the heart of your heritage organisation.

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Association for Heritage Interpretation

The Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) is the UK professional network for interpreters working in the field of natural and cultural heritage. We promote excellence in practice and provision to provides engaging visitor experiences across the museum and heritage sector. Come and visit us for expert advice on interpretation and to discuss the benefits of membership of the AHI.

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X12

Session

Interpretation panels: best practice guide by the AHI
Thursday 16 May | 16.15-16.55

Networking

Learning from the best
Thursday 16 May | 13.00-13.30 hrs

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Association of Independent Museums

AIM represents, connects and strengthens the UK’s independent museums and heritage organisations.

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X1

Networking

Independent Impact
Wednesday 15 May | 13.00-13.30

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ArtFund

Art Fund is the charity that connects museums, people and art. We do three things, all intertwined. We fund art, helping the UK’s museums to enrich their collections for today and forever. We build audiences, with our National Art Pass opening doors to great culture. We amplify the museum sector, through our Museum of the Year award and creative events that bring the UK’s museums together.
 

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X14

Session

Looking forward: sector research and open opportunities
Thursday 16 May, 14.15-15.55

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Association for Cultural Enterprises

Our aim is to champion the essential role commercial activities play in sustaining the cultural sector. We provide training and networking opportunities to promote commercial best practice, and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience in order to help arts, cultural and heritage organisations maximise their existing income streams and identify new ones.

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X15

Session

Chairing Theatre One on Thursday 16 May

Networking

Money Talks
Thursday 16 May | 12.00-12.30

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Audience Agency

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X3

Networking

Reaching new audiences for a new era
Wednesday 15 May | 14.00-14.30

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Collections Trust

Collections Trust helps museums work with the information that connects collections and audiences. Our standards and advice are used around the world to make museum collections accessible. We help shape the documentation standards used in many countries, always in step with wider information management developments.

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X4

Fair Museum Jobs

Fair Museum Jobs is a grassroots, collective movement, campaigning to establish a better standard for museum job recruitment that is based on the principles of fairness, transparency, equity and inclusivity. We provide advice to employers, workers and volunteers across the sector on workplace issues, careers and job descriptions.

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X16

Networking

Career Kickstarter
Wednesday 15 May | 11.00-11.30

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GEM – Group for Education in Museums

GEM supports everyone who delivers learning in museums, heritage sites and cultural settings to connect and learn together. Meet with museum learning colleagues to share experiences, seek advice and hear about professional development opportunities tailored to your career.

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X2

Session

The future of museum and heritage learning
Thursday 16 May | 11.00-11.40 hrs

Networking

Learning from the best
Thursday 16 May | 13.00-13.30 hrs

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GLAM Cares

GLAM Cares is a care and support network for gallery, library, heritage and museum folk working or volunteering in community engagement. The network provides spaces for support and reflection and delivers free or low-cost training that equips community engagement staff with skills to thrive in their work.

Exhibiting

Thursday only
Stand X5

Session

Museum wellbeing programmes: avoiding doing more harm than good
Thursday 16 May | 13.15-13.55 hrs

Networking

The Power of Happy
Thursday 16 May | 14.00-14.30 hrs

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Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is a membership body, which represents the independent heritage movement in England. It has a unique role, promoting the sector in all its diversity and fostering connections and skills to catalyse its long-term resilience.

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X9

Session

Teamwork makes dream work
Wednesday 15 May | 15.00-15.40 hrs

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Heritage Eduction Trust

The Heritage Education Trust in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University, manages the Sandford Award which is the only nationally recognised quality mark for heritage learning and provides independent assurance for heritage sites and services.

Exhibiting

Thursday only
Stand X7

Networking

Learning from the best
Thursday 16 May | 13.00-13.30 hrs

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Heritage Volunteering Group

Our mission is to help you unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best practice. We support inclusive volunteering practice across the cultural and heritage sector. Come and say hi, ask us a question and we can signpost next steps. HVG is a membership organisation, we are free to join.

Exhibiting

Thursday only
Stand X10

Session

Volunteer wellbeing
Thursday 16 May | 12.00-12.40 hrs

Networking

The Power of Happy
Thursday 16 May | 14.00-14.30 hrs

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ICON

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X8

Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums supports museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK to be great places for children, young people and families to visit. We offer a Manifesto and free tools to implement it, an annual Award for the most family friendly museum in the UK, 100+ free online resources, a Family Café Standard, and training for museum staff.

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X7

Session

Kids in Museums Youth Panel: what we think you should know about young people in museums
Wednesday 15 May | 11.45-12.25 hrs

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Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation brings together businesses and people and campaigns for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. We celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who choose to provide a decent standard of living by paying the real Living Wage, adopting Living Hours and Living Pensions as well as wider good employment practices.  

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X5

Networking

Career Kickstarter
Wednesday 15 May | 11.00-11.30

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Museum Detox

Museum Detox is a network for people of colour who work in the museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sector in the UK. Through meetups, sharing opportunities, and organising, we collectively learn ways to practice self and community care, collective action and solidarity. Through our self-actualisation we will inspire a more equitable museums and cultural heritage sector.

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X6

Session

Towards Inclusive Governance
Wednesday 15 May | 13.45-14.25 hrs

Networking

A sector for everyone
Wednesday 15 May | 12.00-12.30

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Museum Development England

Museum Development England is the partnership of the 5 English Museum Development services funded by Arts Council England.  Its goal is to collaborate to enable equitable, and innovative museums that welcome people from all backgrounds. Together we create a thriving museum sector by raising standards, driving excellence and training people working in museums.

Exhibiting

Thursday only
Stand X16

Session

Details coming soon
Thursday 16 May | 12.15-12.55 hrs

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Queer Heritage & Collections Network & RCMG

The Queer Heritage and Collections Network (QHCN) was founded in May 2020 to increase the understanding of, access to and engagement with LGBTQ+ heritage. We are a Subject Specialist Network with more than 70 institutional members across all nations and regions of the UK.

Exhibiting

Wednesday only
Stand X10

Session

Trans-inclusive culture
Wednesday 15 May | 14.45-15.25 hrs

Networking

A sector for everyone
Wednesday 15 May | 12.00-12.30

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Touring Exhibitions Group

TEG is a non-profit membership and sector support organisation, dedicated to supporting the cultural sector to tour exhibitions. We undertake research and advocate for a better understanding of the benefits of touring, offer a range of professional development opportunities and networking events.

Exhibiting

Both Days
Stand X13

Visitor Experience Forum

Networking

Smooth Operator
Thursday 16 May | 11.00-11.30 hrs

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