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SHARE Museums East

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Presentation given by Simon Floyd at "Building a Heritage Network" conference held in Stornoway, 29 October 2013

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SHARE Museums East

  1. 1. SHARE Museums East: BUILDING A NETWORK OF KNOW HOW Stornaway Tues 29 October 2013
  2. 2. WHO ARE WE? • Regional Museum Development Service • ACE and HLF ££ • Hosted by NMAS [‘Major Partner Museum’] • County and Museum partnerships
  3. 3. WHAT DO WE DO? [under 5 ACE goals] • busy training calendar • active cohort programmes • 12 engaged networks • growing resources bank • comms and admin facility
  4. 4. 3 GUIDING PRINCIPLES • everybody must benefit • all contributions are free and equally valued • peer to peer wherever possible
  5. 5. HOW DO WE DO IT? peer involvement ‘embedded’ programmes Developer Contributor Participant SHARE Involvement and Investment
  6. 6. Training - e.g. ‘POINT and SHOOT’ • using own cameras • provincial museum • skilled volunteer offer • CPD for her • benefit for sector • r’ship still evolving
  7. 7. Networks - e.g. ‘Heritage Engineering [HEN]’ • Give and take agreement • Sector led and co-ordinated • Participant hosted • Topics AM – Tour PM • 4 meets = 130 people so far • £900
  8. 8. Cohorts - e.g. ‘FORWARD PLANNING’ • 6 museum pairs • shared goal, shared issues • expert facilitation • 3 sessions - 1:1s inbetween • participant hosted • small implementation grant • resources developed
  9. 9. Resources • Free • Available [www] • Developing from the work
  10. 10. MATURING – ‘Not Only But Also’ • Leadership / management course • Focus on lone professionals • Peer network based • Participant hosted • Collaboratively designed • Sector contributions and development of resources • Senior level mentoring from sector
  11. 11. KOTTER’S CHANGE PROCESS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Establish a sense of urgency Form a powerful guiding coalition Create a vision Communicate it Empower others to take action Plan for and create short wins Consolidate improvements Institutionalise new approaches
  12. 12. TOP TIPS 1 • get the YES from the very top • co-ordinate centrally • communicate constantly • don’t expect altruism • work only with what people can afford
  13. 13. TOP TIPS 2 • find some easy wins • take the opportunities • emphasise experience over expertise • find a ‘brand’ that works • don’t quantify more than you have to • don’t charge each other
  14. 14. The Team • 3.5 equivalent posts covering – – – – – Children and Young People Leadership Resilience Collections Communities • Part funded MDO county partners
  15. 15. www.sharemuseumseast.or g.uk simon.floyd@norfolk.gov.uk

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