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Museums and galleries around the world are experiencing unprecedented growth and rapid change. These changes accelerate the need to train a new generation of museum leaders. In response to this need, the British Council and University College London (UCL) have joined together to launch the Museum Training School.

The mission of the Museum Training School is to provide arts and heritage professionals from around the world with the skills and knowledge necessary to increase the sustainability and growth of museums and galleries.

The synergy of the British Council and UCL provides a unique learning experience with an international approach and outlook. The alumni of the Museum Training School will join a global network of museum and gallery leaders.

The 2014 Summer School will take place in London, home to many of the world’s top museums and art galleries.

The deadline for the 2014 Summer School has now passed.  All applicants will be informed of the status of their application on Friday 30 May.  To register your interest in the 2015 Summer School, please select Request Additional Information.

The Summer School offers four stand-alone courses that can be taken alone or in sequence.

How to build local, national and international partnerships

4th - 8th August 2014

This course will give participants the skills necessary to develop and nurture relationships between museums and non-museum organisations to increase capacity and extend their reach.

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How to develop exhibitions

11th - 15th August 2014

This course will provide participants with the necessary skills to lead the development of museum and gallery exhibitions and understand the practical aspects of exhibition organisation, including touring exhibitions.


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How to develop schools and learning programmes

18th - 22nd August 2014

This course will give participants the skills to develop and run museum programmes for children and young people (ages 5-16).

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How to develop community engagement programmes


25th - 29th August 2014

This course will give participants the skills to help their museums increase engagement with families, social and civic groups and other institutions that serve local communities.


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2014 Summer School brochure

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