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Susan McCormack, Director of Public Engagement at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford travelled to the USA in October 2018 with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant. This is the report from Susan’s visit.  The purpose of my research visit was to explore two possible mutually beneficial projects and partnerships.  The first involved research and practice in developing empathy through the…

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…

Susan Lord, Curator at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre travelled to Eindhoven, Netherlands in September 2017 on a ICOM UK – HWB Travel Grant to visit the Van Abbemuseum.  This is the report from her visit. The purpose of the visit to the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven was to meet and work with the Van AbbeMuseum’s curatorial team to…

Some of the teachers at Coleg Camwy School, Gaiman Photograph by Andrea DeRome

Andrea DeRome, Collections Access Officer at Ceredigion Museum travelled to Argentina in February 2019 with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant.  This is the report from Andrea’s visit.   The original purpose of my visit was to carry out research for a 2019 exhibition at Ceredigion Museum, examining Navigation, Discovery and Exploration.  A fundamental part will be migration journeys,…

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…

Professor Simon Olding,  Director of Crafts Study Centre travelled to Japan in January 2019 with an ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant. This is the report from Simon’s visit. The purpose of my research trip was multifold.  First, it was to investigate the possibility of holding an exhibition in 2020 at Crafts Study Centre (CSC) of Bernard Leach’s drawings and…

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…