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Managing Volunteers in Collections Care

Managing Volunteers in Collections Care

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Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road

Portchester, United Kingdom

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MANAGING VOLUNTEERS IN COLLECTIONS CARE
One-day Conference

Presented by South East Museum Peer Development Group

Hosted by Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Tuesday 8 November 2016

9.30am – 4.30pm

FREE - pre-booking essential

To share successful volunteer projects within museums, South East Museum will be holding a one-day free conference at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

The conference aims to share the Peer Development Group’s experiences of volunteer management in collection care with other collection care and volunteer management professionals. These experiences will be discussed with the objective of improving the management of volunteers in collections care. Each member of the group will present a short paper (20 – 25 minutes) on a topic where they have made improvements.

Keynote speaker Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Time Bank (a national volunteering campaign), will present a paper from the perspective of running a volunteer organisation, giving a fascinating insight from a broader perspective.    

The conference will be an interesting mix of subjects including object risk management, case studies and time management. After the conference there will be an opportunity to take a short tour of the Fort Nelson conservation workshops to view some of the volunteer projects underway at the museum.

A buffet lunch will be provided as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.

The conference will appeal to delegates who manage volunteers within museums. The schedule allows for ample opportunity for Q&As and discussion with our speakers. Please see the conference programme below.

 Conference Programme

9.30am          Welcome and refreshments

9.50am          Introduction / Matthew Hancock – Conservator, Royal Armouries

10.00am        Managing volunteers / Helen Walker – Chief Executive, Time Bank

10.50am        The time commitment of working with volunteers / Janet Johnstone, Volunteer Manager, Jane Austen's House

11.20am        Refreshments

11.40am        Preparing a volunteer funding bid / Matthew Hancock, Conservator, Royal Armouries

12.10pm        Case study: Volunteers at Carisbrooke Castle / Rachel Tait, Curator, Carisbrooke Castle

12.50pm        Live daily gun-firing on The Parade

1.10pm         Lunch

2.00pm          Best practice for short projects / Kirsty Bell, Collections Support Officer, Southampton City Council

2.30pm          Using templates for object risk management on volunteer projects  / Matthew Hancock, Conservator, Royal Armouries

3.00pm               Q&A

3.20pm          Refreshments

3.45pm          Optional tour of Fort Nelson’s conservation workshops with Matthew Hancock

*The programme may be subject to change

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