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This is what we do! Advocacy in social history museums and beyond

How to advocate for your museum, role or collection is really important. This advocacy can be to external stakeholders, visitors, other members of staff, volunteers or trustees. Recent cuts to some organisations in the sector is making advocacy more important than ever before, but shouldn’t advocacy be something we are all doing more often?

In this practical seminar you will hear from several museum professionals about what actions they have taken to advocate for their museum, particular collection or role. In the afternoon we will have two practical problem solving sessions, one using Barnsley museum’s education service advocacy document “This is what we do” and the other will help you create your own advocacy plan. The day also includes a tour of Nottingham castle!

The focus of this seminar will be on social history collections and organisations, but the skills and resources here go beyond social history, making this day ideal to anyone who wants to find out more about how to advocate effectively.

By the end of the day participants will:

Be inspired by a range of case studies
Learn more about the range of techniques that can be used to advocate
Have a practical plan on how to advocate to a particular stakeholder, department, group or trustee.
Gain confidence in how to advocate effectively
Network- meet other people in similar situations, give you ideas, food for thought etc

Costs:
£25 SHCG Members
£40 Non Members

Please note, lunch is not included.

Further information is on our events page 

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