December 15, 2010

UMG/NCCPE event: impact and evaluation – learning together

Great North Museum, University of Newcastle, 7th February 2012

We are now able to circulate details of the UMG Annual Conference to be held at the Great North Museum (GNM).  GMN opened in 2009  following a £26 million redevelopment project incorporating collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery (http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/greatnorthmuseum/about/).

We are delighted that the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, who are lead experts in this field, have agreed to co-host this event with us. Full details of the programme are attached.

UMG NCCPE event programme

The event is aimed at any museum staff and academics who are interested in learning more about research impact and its evaluation, particularly in public contexts such as museums. The programme has bee designed to cater for people with all levels of experience of evaluation, from complete beginners to fairly expert.  Please forward this information to any colleagues or networks who may be interested in this event.

1. Directions to the Great North Museum

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/greatnorthmuseum/makingavisit/

2. Accommodation

For delegates wishing to stay overnight Accommodation at the 4 * Sandman Signature Hotel (http://www.sandmansignature.co.uk/find-hotels/newcastle/) is available on 6th February 2012 at the special discounted rate of £75 including breakfast. To book at this special rate please contact 0191 229 2600 and quote ‘UMG/NCCPE Event: Impact and Evaluation: Learning Together’.

3. Event Booking

To book please use the following link to an online booking system:

https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/nccpe/impactandevaluation/

4. Case Study Taster Session

As part of the UMG joint conference with NCCPE we will be holding a case study taster session, which is an opportunity for delegates to present and share a project they have developed and/or worked on with a small number of people in a round table discussion (of around 6-8 people).  We would like to invite applications, particularly from UMG and UMIS members and from academics with relevant experience of working with museums, interested in presenting a short informal case study of evaluation in practice.

Expression of interest to participate Case Study umg-nccpe event

Contact Kate Arnold-Forster ( k.arnold-forster@reading.ac.uk ) or Lisa Adlington of NCCPE (Lisa.Adlington@uwe.ac.uk)