SPRING 2019 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME DATES ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to share the dates for our spring 2019 professional development programme. For more information or to book, please visit TEG’s Eventbrite page.
Tactile Access to Collections: Maximising and Managing Public Object Handling Opportunities
Museum of Liverpool, 8 February 2019
The Foundling Museum, London, 18 March 2019
(The Tactile Access to Collections workshop at the House of Illustration on 28 November is now sold out)
Partnership Agreement Workshop
Goldsmiths' Centre, London, 25 March 2019
Economics of Touring Exhibitions Seminar
Royal Society of Sculptors, London, 3 April 2019
Beginning to Tour Seminar
Royal Society of Sculptors, London, 10 April 2019
TEG AT LARGE IN NOVEMBER
MA Conference 2018, Belfast
TEG will be attending this year’s MA Conference in Belfast, 8-9 October 2018. You can find us in the Networks Hub, in the MA Exhibition, with other sector organisations.
Please come and say hello to us if you’re an existing TEG member, we always like to meet our members, and if you’re not already a member but would like to find out more about TEG, come and speak to one of the TEG Committee or staff on the stand. We will be pleased to tell you about the benefits of TEG membership, the resources we make available to the sector and our training, professional development and consultancy opportunities.
European Registrar’s Conference 2018 (ERC18)
TEG’s Professional Development Manager, Charlotte Dew, will be presenting ‘A proposal for removing barriers to lending and borrowing’, based on the organisation’s work with Arts Council England (ACE), the National Museums Director’s Council (NMDC) and Art Fund on the Preparing to Borrow programme, since April 2017, at the ERC18, on 18 November 2018.
A few updates on practicalities when using the new TEG website:
Please can all members check that your exhibition details are correct and up to date? Especially in 2 areas:
The tour end date (as mentioned in the last newsletter, a future date must be entered here)
The hire fee notes field: do update/add information as needed.
If sending messages to other members via the online contact form – when replying check that you’re sending the email to the person that sent you the message. Their email address will be in the body of the message. If you just click on reply, the email will only come to TEG.
Lastly, we are working to have email renewal reminders sent out 6 weeks ahead of your invoice date, to the main contact email address for members. This will allow you time to organise a Purchase Order if necessary. You will then need to add this/or update the previous year’s number in the Purchase Order field on the ‘Home’ tab of your My Account page – then the correct PO number will automatically be included on your invoice.
Ahmed Shaboury – Managing Director, Shaboury Limited, London
Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Contact: Carol Thompson, Cultural Exhibitions Programmer
Australian Centre for Photography – Contact: Cherie McNair, Director
Janine Wiedel - Freelance Photographer, London
The Bowes Museum – Contact: Ian Bell, Finance Assistant
Mark Segal – The Artist’s Agency, Hampshire
National Trust, East Midlands – Contact, Liz Johnson, Consultancy Manager
We are also delighted to welcome the following new corporate member this month.
Headland Design Associates (Website) – Contact: Ruth McKew, Director
The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2020 – Invitation to apply
In 2020 the National Gallery will tour Degas’s Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study, and are currently inviting proposals from UK venues to display this masterpiece. The three successful venues will receive the masterpiece for a period of up to three months (during 2020) alongside a contribution (£5,000) towards marketing and outreach. Full details, including application guidance, can be found here.
Application is open to all non-London UK museums and galleries who meet the required standards of loan, security and environmental conditions. The National Gallery is particularly interested in working with venues who have not previously or recently borrowed from them, or who are located in areas of cultural or socio-economic deprivation.
Should you have any queries, or would like to discuss an application, please contact Gracie Divall, Exhibitions Manager (National Touring). The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour is made possible through the generous support of Christie’s.
British Museum Collections Skills Training Films
As part of the HLF funded Collections Skills training programme which ran in 2017/18, the British Museum have created a series of films to help museums become ‘loan-ready’. The videos offer guidance on many aspects of the loans process; from researching collections before an initial request, through to how objects will be moved and stored after being on loan. It is hoped that these films will support museums in gaining some of the skills and confidence needed to request loans of objects for exhibition from the British Museum and other nationals.