How to build local, national and international partnerships

CHF 2012/13 Tunisian and Egyptian Fellows

This course will give students the skills necessary to develop and nurture relationships between and among museums and non-museum organisations in order to increase capacity and extend their reach.  Subjects covered will include identifying and securing national and international touring exhibition partners; building new audiences by partnering with local public organisations such as schools, hospitals, theatre and music venues; and gaining new knowledge by working with universities and research organisations.  The course will help students build the skills to identify potential partners; to understand the key principles of effective partnership working, to recognise and mitigate potential partnership conflicts; and to grow and expand partnerships.

Course Designer

Bill Griffiths is Head of Programmes at Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, a major regional museum with partnerships with many of the UK’s national museums and with international organisations such as the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in South Africa.


4th - 8th August 2014




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.


Edmund Connolly: edmund.connolly.10[@]

Additional Courses

How to develop exhibitions
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How to develop community engagement programmes
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