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Exhibition Installation Scheduling

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The aim of this skills sharing day is to introduce participants to a range of tools used to plan and schedule a temporary exhibition installation and de-installation.

This skills sharing day is for people working or volunteering within the museum and heritage sector who would like to develop their knowledge of ways to approach installation scheduling.


Important Note:

The British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity is grant funded to allow us to offer free training for museum staff for non-commercial use. These sessions are available only to those working in a paid or volunteer role in museums, galleries and heritage organisations with collections.

We regret that the following are not eligible to apply for this training:

  • students / those on study placements

  • independent consultants

  • conservation studios

  • those working or volunteering at the British Museum

These courses are proving extremely popular, and places are therefore limited to:

  • a maximum of two places per organisation for one skills sharing session.

  • a maximum of three sessions per individual, per year.

We encourage you to share your learning with colleagues in your workplace so that we can all achieve the maximum impact from these sessions.


Programme of events:

09.30 Arrive at the British Museum

09.45 Collection from the Info Desk in the Great Court

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 11:15 Scheduling an installation

  • Installation case studies: South Africa/American Dream
  • Scheduling templates
  • Working with loan in objects

11:15 – 11:45 Break

11.45 – 12:45 Visit to see the Hokusai exhibition

13:00 Finish


By the end of the day participants will:

Understand the principles of good exhibition installation and de-installation scheduling.

Understand how to approach working with loan in objects during an installation and de-installation.

Have templates to use and adapt for scheduling their own upcoming exhibition installations and de-installations.


Travel bursary:

There are a number of travel bursaries available for each skills sharing session. Bursaries are subject to availability and must be requested as soon as possible, no later than 2 weeks before the date of the session. If you wish to apply please email UKPartnerships@britishmuseum.org

This skills sharing session is part of the British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity, and has been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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