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5 Apr 2014
TEG MARKETPLACE 2014 - 22 MAY, THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

Meet up with colleagues and contacts for a full day of programme inspiration! Booking is now open for our 2014 Marketplace, to be hosted by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and held at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, on Thursday 22 May 2014 from 10.30-16.30.
TEG’s annual Marketplace is an invaluable networking opportunity for everyone involved in touring or hiring exhibitions in museums, galleries, arts and science centres, universities, libraries and other public sector venues UK wide. Delegates can book a stall from which to promote exhibitions available for hire or circulate freely, gathering information about exhibitions on offer, exhibition exchanges or potential collaborations.
Our accompanying programme of seminars, tours and talks provides exciting opportunities for professional development. The Marketplace seminar theme this year is using archive material to enhance exhibitions, with a special Behind the Scenes tour of Tyne & Wear Archives also on offer.
PLUS Pre-Marketplace visits, 21 May: Starting at 13.00, delegates will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions at museum and gallery venues in the city as well as Seven Stories Centre for Children’s Books, followed by an informal dinner with fellow delegates in Newcastle’s quayside.
FOR FULL DETAILS AND BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR MARKETPLACE WEBPAGE OR TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE NOW GO DIRECTLY TO THE BOOKING FORM.
Note
: The Marketplace is open to both members and non-members of TEG. Delegate fees are only £35 for members (£30 for additional delegates from the same organisation) and £75 for non-members (to join TEG and save £40 immediately on your delegate fee, visit our Join webpage).  The stand fee is £40 (closing date for stand bookings 9 May subject to availability). Please also download our Marketplace information leaflet (pdf) and forward this to any of your colleagues who may be interested in attending.

3 Apr 2014
TEG Newsletter April 2014
TEG's monthly newsletter contains up-to-date information about our forthcoming networking events, professional development opportunities, new members, new exhibition titles added to our database of exhibitions for hire and summaries of notices posted by members at our Jobs & Notices webpage. The latest newsletter available for download is APRIL 2014 (pdf, 52KB). The next issue will be available here by mid-May.
7 Mar 2014
TEG AGM, 22 MAY 2014
The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Touring Exhibitions Group will take place at 12.30 on Thursday 22 May 2014 at the Marketplace to be held at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. All papers will be available on TEG’s website by 23 April 2014. If there are any matters of special business, these should be raised by contacting the Secretary, Claire Longrigg at Claire.longrigg@hullcc.gov.uk by 17 April 2014.
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7 Mar 2014
Annual Ballot - Join the TEG Executive Committee
The annual ballot of the membership is taking place in April and May to elect the Executive Committee for 2014. Nominations are sought, so we would like to hear from anyone who wishes to take part in the ballot or to nominate someone else to join the Committee. The deadline for nominations is 14 April 2014. Full details are available on the Nominations page of the website. Further information about serving on the Committee is available on the Executive Committee webpage. The composition of the new Executive Committee will be announced at the AGM.
Volunteer for a Committee sub-group….
If you are unsure about becoming a Committee Member, why not volunteer to help on one of our committee sub-groups (professional development, marketing, handbook, and website)? As well as making a direct input into a specific project, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the TEG Committee and the work we do. For further details, please contact the Secretary Claire Longrigg: claire.longrigg@hullcc.gov.uk.
12 Jan 2014
Professional Development
New for 2014 is TEG’s Professional Development Programme on touring exhibitions. There are two topics on offer for both members and non-members. They can be booked as one full day or a half-day session or as individual modules.

The aim of the sessions is to introduce the principles and practices of touring exhibitions and provide basic level skills and knowledge for producing and receiving touring exhibitions. Both sessions will encourage active learning by sharing up to date examples of best practice and creating practical resources. Delivered by trainers with vast experience of working in the sector the sessions are also an opportunity to meet other professionals or students interested in touring exhibition work.

PRINCIPLES OF TOURING EXHIBITIONS
Introduces the principles and practices of producing touring exhibitions. The session is aimed at people who are new to touring exhibition work. A full day session will cover the following modules, you can also pick a selection of modules to create a half-day session.

• Finding the right exhibition
Ways of finding touring exhibitions for hire will be introduced. Delegates will then actively assess the suitability of exhibitions for venues by looking at real examples of information packs on touring exhibitions. A key information checklist will be produced.

• Working with exhibition organisers
Introduction to the different ways of working with other venues of organisations on touring exhibitions followed by a discussion exercise based on different scenarios that the group will be asked to come up with solutions for.

• Caring for objects
An introduction to environmental conditions, security, packing and planning for emergencies. Delegates will look at real venue facilities reports and think about the concerns of lenders through active questions. They will learn how and why facilities reports are used to share this information between venues.

• Handling, packing and transport
This module will introduce delegates to the principles of handling objects for tour. Key considerations and different methods of packing will be covered. If time and facilities permit the session can also include practical handling of objects.

• Audience development and maximising impact
Real case studies will be used to show how touring exhibitions can be used to involve and attract new audiences. Delegates will be given exhibition examples to discuss in groups and share creative ideas for maximising the impact of touring exhibitions.

• Evaluation
Introduction to the importance of evaluation and different approaches and methods to use.

BEGINNING TO TOUR
Introduces the principles and practices of producing touring exhibitions. The session is aimed at people who want to start to tour exhibitions or develop their knowledge or this area of work. A full or half day session can be created from the following modules:

• Tour packs
Delegates will review information produced by tour organisers (tour packs) to market exhibitions to hirers and assess their usefulness. Through group discussion a list of key information for tour packs will be produced. Delegates will actively think through the information that should be included in tour packs for specific exhibitions.

• Marketing exhibitions and finding venues
Different ways of communicating with potential venues will be introduced and the best approach for specific exhibitions discussed.

• Caring for objects, lenders and makers
Delegates will discuss the key information to consider before touring specific objects and working with lenders and makers of objects. This will include environmental conditions, security, packing and transport.

• Assessing suitability of venues
Using real examples of exhibitions and facilities reports delegates will actively assess whether venues are suitable and consider what questions might need to be asked, or considered on site visits in order to assess this further.

• Funding touring exhibitions
Through active discussion of case studies different funding models and sources will be discussed alongside the best approach to funding applications (this can be focused to suit the type of venues participating). A practical exercise will require delegates to draft an exhibition fundraising plan. A list of resources and further reading would be included in delegate packs.

• Responsibilities and agreements
Delegates will be able to view real examples of agreements for touring exhibitions between institutions and lenders, producers and hirers, artists and producers. They will think through the key information to include and the best approach to contract negotiation.

• Evaluation
The importance of effective evaluation and what it can be used for will be outlined. Real case studies will enable delegates to actively review and assess the impact of actual evaluation methods.

COST AND BOOKING
The cost of a day training session will be £40 for TEG members and £60 for non-members.

Find out about the benefits of being a TEG member: http://www.teg.org.uk/index.php?id=5

For group bookings, prices for half day or modular sessions or to discuss your specific training needs please email seminars@teg.org.uk

17 Oct 2013
Jobs & Notices

TEG's Jobs & Notices page is now located under the News tab. Notices and a form for adding new messages appear lower down this page.

Here members can post information about job vacancies, projects, opportunities and events relating to touring exhibitions which you would like other TEG members to know about.  Exhibitions information and updates should be placed in the Exhibitions section (please refer to Using this site for guidance on how to add information).

Please note that notices are subject to editing.

Messages will be deleted automatically after one month.

On the Exchange page you can access TEG's six-monthly Exchange publication which contains details of forthcoming events, exhibition reviews and updates about what’s new on the web site.

30 Jul 2013
Professional Development Opportunity- deadline 22 August
In response to a survey of members and a pilot training session TEG is launching two new training sessions; The Principles of Touring Exhibitions and Beginning to Tour.

We are looking for professionals who are interested in delivering training sessions to attend a free induction day for trainers. Our aim is to create a bank of trainers who can deliver future sessions in different areas of the UK; reasonable travel expenses and a nominal fee will be paid for all sessions delivered.

To attend the induction day you should have a good knowledge of producing and hiring touring exhibitions and be able to share your own case studies. The induction day will cover the main training modules and different methods for learning. Places on the induction day are free but limited.

If you are interested in this professional development opportunity please send a statement of interest (no more than 250 words) outlining how your experience and knowledge would enable you to successfully deliver training on touring exhibitions. Please state if you have any specific interest and/ or particular case studies you would draw on and in what region of the UK you are based. This should be emailed to seminars@teg.org.uk by Thursday 22 August. If you would like more information please email seminars@teg.org.uk  or call Alice Lobb on 020 7942 2237.

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving either of the two training sessions please email seminars@teg.org.uk 
7 May 2013
TEG Marketplace 2013, Cardiff
More than 100 delegates attended Marketplace 2013, hosted by National Museum Cardiff on Monday 22 April, and made the most of opportunities to network with other professionals and pick up ideas and tips, as well as enjoying the venue, talks and tours. Some of the presentations from the discussion sessions are available for TEG members to download from the Seminar Papers page. For details about TEG's annual Marketplaces, please visit the Marketplace web page. If you are not a TEG member and would like to receive information and updates about future events, please join our mailing list at the Contacts webpage. Press information and contacts are available at our Events Press Room.
26 Mar 2013
VOTE NOW: Ballot to elect members of the Executive Committee
Calling all TEG members! The nominations have been received, now it is up to you to vote for the committee for the Touring Exhibitions Group in 2013/14. Just log into the TEG website and you can go directly to the Ballot Form or if you want further information about the ballot process, select About and then Ballot from the main menu. TEG is a membership organisation and it is important that members vote in our annual elections; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. You have until 15 April to cast your vote. Don’t miss this chance to influence how TEG works.
4 May 2012
TEG Marketplace 2012
More than 100 delegates attended our 2012 Marketplace hosted by National Museums Scotland on FRIDAY 27 APRIL at the redeveloped National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh.  As well as finding and promoting new exhibitions, delegates were able to take part in a lively programme of seminars and tours. The day was buzzing and inspiring with very positive feedback from delegates who enjoyed meeting new contacts, discovering the diversity of exhibitions on offer at the Marketplace and exploring the stunning venue.  A report will be posted soon on the Marketplace page.
If you are not a TEG member but would like to receive updates about networking opportunities offered through TEG, you can subscribe to our events mailing list at the Contacts page.
4 May 2012
Results of TEG Survey: Your Training Needs

Thanks to all respondents to TEG's recent survey on training needs with regard to exhibitions and touring. Our objective is to identify the needs of the sector and then begin to shape TEG's training provision to meet those needs. Responses to the Survey was an item of special business at the AGM at the Edinburgh Marketplace on 27 April 2012. TEG members were thanked for taking the time to fill in the survey, and Emily Allen, Charlotte Dew, Karen Lewis and Claire Longrigg were thanked for their work on the survey. The Committee now envisaged that a small working group would analyse the results, and members were asked to contact Emily Allen (see Contacts webpage) if they had expertise they would like to share and if they would like to join this group. Results and recommendations will be announced in a forthcoming e-newsletter.

4 May 2012
AGM
The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Touring Exhibitions Group took place at 1:00pm on Friday 27th April 2012, during the Marketplace being held at National Museum Scotland, Edinburgh. The draft minutes are now available to members at the About>AGM page. Any questions about the AGM should be sent to the Secretary, Claire Longrigg.
4 May 2012
Election of Executive Committee 2012
All ten candidates who stood for election this year received more ‘for’ votes than ‘against’ votes. The ballot confirmed Donna Loveday as Vice Chair, Jason Williamson as Membership Officer, Nicola Coleby as Publications Manager, Emily Allen as Events Officer, Lesley Weir as Marketing Officer. Charlotte Dew, Lucy Johnson and Alice Briggs were re-elected as Ordinary members, and two new Ordinary members, Lucy Tindle and Elinor Gallant, were welcomed.  You can view a list of all members of the Committee and contact them at the Contacts webpage.

About


Chair's Welcome

Sharing the skills, knowledge and experience of working with exhibitions

Welcome to 2013 and to all new and current members. If you are looking at TEG's website for the first time, please do take time to browse our ongoing programme of activities. TEG is here to facilitate touring opportunities across all cultural organizations, to provide guidance on the practicalities of touring, and to promote good practice in touring.

This year we are looking forward to the launch of our Introduction to Touring Exhibitions programme, a professional development opportunity for newcomers to touring. We hope that, after the initial pilot, the programme will be rolled out across the UK. The 2013 Marketplace event in Cardiff on 22nd and 23rd April will be another great networking opportunity, whether you are promoting or hiring exhibitions, or just learning about the sector.

We hope that you, our members, will tell us your thoughts, and share with us some of your experiences, so please look out for updates in the monthly newsletters. I look forward to working with you to develop ways to move forward with energy and determination.

I would like to thank our sponsors, Panelock and TESS Demountable, for their support of TEG's activities, especially our website and research programme.

Louise Hesketh
Chair, Touring Exhibitions Group


Who we are

Founded in 1985 as a professional membership body, TEG is devoted to encouraging the exchange of exhibitions in order to extend public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of historical and contemporary culture.

TEG works across the UK with organisations of all sizes and types. We are interested in exhibitions in all subject areas – art, craft, humanities, natural history, science, etc.

Membership is open to everyone involved with organising or hosting exhibitions in museums, galleries, libraries, art and science centres and other public organisations. It offers ways of sharing ideas, materials and resources. TEG’s membership is its strength, bringing a diversity of expertise and an awareness of different issues, and providing each member with ready access to people involved in touring. 

What we do

TEG is concerned with all aspects of organising and exchanging exhibitions. It aims to campaign for greater provision for originating and touring exhibitions, encourage wider use of touring exhibitions and to initiate measures leading to an improvement in the status and standards of touring exhibitions. 

Our activities and services include:




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