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MGS Knowledge Exchange - Creating Covid Secure Loan Boxes

Date 17 August 2021
Time 10am
Venue Online
Organiser MGS & GEM


About the Event

Throughout the pandemic demand for loan boxes has increased across the museum and heritage sector. Emily Nelson from Leeds Museums and Galleries will lead this GEM & MGS knowledge exchange session looking at how to ensure that your loan box service is Covid Secure.

Leeds Museums and Galleries manage a successful, income generating primary schools, membership scheme that includes loans boxes containing only accessioned museum objects (no replicas, no models), workshops and CPD. In this session, we will explore how Leeds Museums and Galleries developed their relationships with schools, their loans box service and back-up resources on, what teachers want and how they have made the loans boxes Covid-19 secure.

Emily is the Learning and Access Officer (Membership) at the Leeds Discovery Centre. As well as delivering sessions, she works closely with schools through the Leeds Museums Primary membership scheme to enable them to access accessioned objects in the classroom on a half-termly basis, delivering CPD, as well as working closely with curators and conservators to choose the objects and put the boxes together in the first place. Emily has worked on various Leeds Museums sites across the last 4 years and was at Scarborough Museums Trust prior to this. Examples of successful Covid Secure Loan Box schemes in Scotland will also be shared as part of this interactive online workshop.

Who should attend?

This event is for Scottish museums and heritage organisations learning practitioners, curatorial and Front of House staff providing outreach services to schools and the community.

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