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Sovereign Hill, Australia

Ashley Bell, Project Officer (Retail Development) at Beamish Museum travelled to Ballarat in Victoria, Australia in October 2016 with a WIRP Travel Grant.  This is Ashley’s report from her visit. Beamish Museum is about to undertake the largest redevelopment project in its history with the announcement of a £10.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to build over 30 new…

    Rhian Rowson, Natural Sciences Curator at Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives visited Kingston, Jamaica in September/October 2016 with a WIRP Travel Grant.  This is Rhian’s report from her visit.           The original plan was for me to travel alone to Jamaica, partly due to the extra cost of sending two people.  However, we were…

The Towards Modernity: Three Centuries of British Art exhibition tour, led by Bury Art Museum in partnership with the Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG), was the first of its kind conducted by a group of regional English museums.  The tour provided an international showcase for the GMMG’s world class collections and over 80 works of art from 17 different organisations in North West England were loaned to China.

  The British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP) gives museum and heritage professionals from across the world the opportunity to come to the UK and share knowledge, skills, and experiences. International participants can forge professional partnerships and new friendships as well as develop their careers and shape the future of their institutions. At the British Museum, the programme is tailored…

Looking through material from WW1 exhibition at Simbach museum

Rob Freeman, Craven and the First World War Project Officer at Craven Museum & Gallery visited Munich and Simbach in Germany in November 2016 with a WIRP Travel Grant.  This is Rob's report from his visit. The original purpose of this visit was to build links with heritage organisations and schools in Skipton’s twin town of Simbach-am-Inn, Germany, and to…

European Prospects: Visual Explorations in an Undiscovered Continent is a collaborative project, which uses photography and contemporary lens-based art to examine questions of identity and experience in an enlarged European Union. Led by Ffotogallery in Cardiff (UK), European Prospect core partners are Fotosommer Stuttgart (Germany), the Lithuanian Photographers Association in Kaunas (Lithuania), and Le Château d’Eau in Toulouse (France).  The…

Terence Pepper, Photographs Curator; Celia Joicey, Head of Fashion & Textile Museum; Natacha FILIOL, Head of Exhibitions, Montpellier; Beth Ojari, Exhibition Designer, Fashion & Textile Museum, Pavillon Populaire, Montpelier, 15 December 2016

Celia Joicey, Head of the Fashion & Textile Museum in London travelled to Montpellier in France with a WIRP Travel Grant in December 2016.  This is the report from her visit. The original purpose of the visit was to develop the partnership with the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier to bring the exhibition Louise Dahl Wolfe: A Style of Her Own…

Lindsay Moreton, Collections Manager at Haslemere Educational Museum travelled to Sweden in March 2016 on a WIRP International Travel Grant.  This is Lindsay's report on her visit.   The original purpose of the visit to Skansen and the Nordiska Museet was to explore and research similar items in their collections to artefacts we hold at Haslemere Educational Museum.  We currently know very…

Photo by Jide Odukoya (2016)

Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, Curator of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum & Gardens in London travelled to Lagos, Nigeria with a WIRP Travel Grant in November 2016.  This is the report from her visit. The initial plan for the visit was to develop a partnership with LagosPhoto, working with photographers linked to the festival to document market life in urban south-western Nigeria.…

Local historians in Chandannagar, discussing the Sen family tree at the birthplace of Jogendra Nath Sen ©Leeds Museums & Galleries, photographed by Lucy Moore

Lucy Moore, Projects Curator at Leeds Museums & Galleries travelled to Kolkata, Chandannagar, Bengularu, Chandigarh and New Delhi in India on a WIRP Travel Grant in February 2017.  This is the report from her visit.   Leeds Museums & Galleries seeks to develop a partnership with the Institut de Chandernagore to research the items in collections relating to Private Jogendra…

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