News and Updates, October 2015
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  • Economics of Touring Exhibitions Seminars
  • Museum Practice Seminar
  • Other training opportunities
  • New Exhibitions
  • New Members
  • South East Museum Development Programme to support working internationally
  • The Cultural Diary launches the first Art of Export Guide
  • Members News
  • Follow TEG on Twitter
Funded through our ACE Resilience Fund grant, with support from TESS Demountable, we will be delivering 10 Economics of Touring Exhibitions Seminars, following the pilot – two in each ACE area – over the next 18 months. These seminars have been developed following TEG’s research into touring practice across the UK, which received input from 10% of the country’s museums and galleries. The day-long seminar contains all new content. For those of you who attended the pre-marketplace seminar on this theme in April 2015, the programme builds on that event, providing extensive additional practical and theoretical information.
The seminar will explore the economic and partnership models that venues can employ to tour, drawing from case studies and examples of good practice. Aimed at managers, delegates will consider the range of ways to structure a touring programme, how to approach building a consortia of venues to work with, budgeting, fundraising and sustainable touring.
Just one place left for the pilot seminar on 4 November 2015 at Birmingham Art Gallery. Timed to take place the day before the Musuem's Association annual conference the cost of this pilot seminar is just £15 for TEG members and £25 for non-members. Book your place online.
The following Economics of Touring Exhibitions seminar dates in 2016 are now available to book:
8 February, 10.3 - 4.30pm      Seven Stories, Newcastle
Book your place online.
17 March, 10.30 - 4.30pm      The Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Book your place online.
19 April, 10.30 - 4.30pm         Epping Forest District Museum, Essex
Book your place online.
11 July, 10.30 - 4.30pm          World Museum, Liverpool
Book your place on line.
The cost of these sessions is £25 for TEG members, £35 for non-members. Click on the links above to book your place.
Ten travel bursuries are avaible for each seminar, up to a value of £30. These will be payable after the event, on submission of travel receipts. To apply for a bursary please add a request to the 'Notes' box on the booking form.
TEG is able to provide sign-language interpretation and/ or induction loop facilities if requested four weeks in advance of the event. Please use the 'Notes' box on the booking form to let us know if you have communication/ access needs. 
5 November, 9.30am

TEG is participating in the free Museum Practice workshop programme as part of the Museums Association Conference 2015, at the Birmingham ICC. Our seminar on 5 November, 9.30-10am, will highlight key findings from the Economics of Touring Exhibitions research, undertaken by Researcher Charlotte Dew, as well as introducing economic and exhibition development models, and a system for analysing your motivations for touring.
Visit the Museums Association website for information about this and the full programme of Museum Practice seminars.
TEG's Beginning to Tour seminar takes participants through the key stages of planning and delivering a touring exhibition. The seminar explores the perspective of both the producer of the exhibition and hiring venue, shares up-to-date examples of best practice, provides networking opportunities and can be customised to the specific interests and needs of delegates.
TEG will work with Museum Development Officers and ACE Relationship Managers to plan and deliver seminars around the UK. The seminars are:  
  • Delivered by TEG trainers with a wide range of touring experience
  • Modular and can be customised to meet the needs and interests of your specific groups
  • Designed for groups of up to twenty delegates
  • A great opportunity to encourage skill and knowledge sharing and strengthen networks in your area
'It was great and it seems that the delegates took a lot away too. Thank you.' Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer, Museum Development North West
'The insight into real life documents and reports was really useful. This seminar far exceeded my expectations. Thank you.' Judith Liddle, Edinburgh Printmakers
'All of the content was very comprehensive and relevant to the work I do. I really enjoyed the seminar and felt it was pitched really well. Thank you' Sinta Berry, British Council
For more information email seminars

Details of the following newly-available touring exhibitions have been added to the Exhibitions for Hire database at To search for exhibitions by title or organiser, visit the Exhibitions search page.
Organiser: The Civic, Barnsley

Image: Penthos, courtesy of The Civic
Organiser: Crafts Council
Inside Out: Furniture from the Crafts Council Collection

Image: Inside Out at Habitat, Sept 2015 Photo: Agnese Sanvito
Organiser: Exhibitions for Europe
3 x 3 Havana

Image: Milenco Badzic, Havana
Organiser: Parker Harris/ Jerwood Visual Art
Jerwood Drawing Prize
Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016

Image: Dale Lewis, Art Collector
Organiser: The Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation
Robin Day: Works in Wood
A warm welcome to the following new members who have recently joined the Group. For further details and to contact them, please see the Members search webpage (under the Exhibitions tab).
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick – Contact: Roy Bearpark
Fashion Museum, Bath – Contact: Rosemary Harden
Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation – Contact: Laura Dennis
Museum of London – Contact: Annette Day
Zabludowicz Collection, London – Contact: Stephanie Bush
The South East Museum Development Programme has commissioned an exciting project, aiming to improve museums' capability and capacity to work internationally. The project commences with a workshop on 17 November 2015 in Southampton. This workshop will provide an introduction to EU funding for museums and will also identify partner museums that wish to collaborate on a strategic projects that will improve their international working. Selected museums will then benefit from intensive support to submit high quality applications for European funding. The South East Museum Development Programme has commissioned EU funding specialist Laurie Barriol to deliver the project, supported by Dana Andrew of the Working Internationally Regional Project. The project is primarily focused on museums in the Hampshire Solent sub-region (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton) but there are opportunities for a small number of other museums in the South East and South West to take part. Click here for further information and to reserve your place. go to  If you have any further enquiries after you  have read the information, please email Lucy Marder, Cultural Partnerships Officer.
Learn how to tour and grow your audiences’ abroad. The Culture Diary’s The Art of Export provides case studies and useful tips from international touring companies including Shakespeare’s Globe and Akram Khan Company. Get helpful guidance on what government services are available for UK cultural events organisers and promoters who are planning their first international events.
Download The Art of Export here. 
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