Wider Museum Community
Renaissance in the Regions, through the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, funded and coordinated a range of partnership opportunities for museums in the Dorset, South Somerset and South Wiltshire area during 2008 -09.
This work delivered the Renaissance vision to put users at the heart of our museum services.
Training offers were made to sub-regional museum partners:
Documentation for Accreditation
4th November 2008 Dorset History Centre
Ephemera and Photograph Training Day
8th July 08 Bournemouth Library
21st January 2009 Royal Signals Museum, Blandford
22nd January 2009 Dorset History Centre, Dorchester
Schools and Young People in Museums Conference
22nd January 2009 Verwood Hub
Audiences and Community Engagement Training
17th November 2008
23rd February 2009 Poole Museum
Attendance numbers and participant satisfaction ratings are available in an evaluation report.
Renaissance in the Regions, through the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, also offered 13 bursaries for the Museums Association Conference 2009.
Additional funding was used to
Support Dorset Museums Association to develop website and branding.
Work in partnership with sub-regional museums to develop a Collections Strategy for Dorset
Fund a pilot project for Dorset County Museum and Dorset History Centre to work with adults with mental illness.
Enable the MDO to purchase postcode analysis software to inform audience development work.