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5 Dec 2014
TEG Newsletter December 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 DECEMBER 2014.
11 Jul 2014
TEG Professional Development Programme

The first series of professional development seminars have been very popular. Thank you to our hosts at Harrow Art Centre, Leeds Discovery Centre, The Crafts Council and The Royal Photographic Society. In response to demand we are now programming new dates across the UK.
The next Beginning to Tour seminar will take place at the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh on Monday 8 September 2014 from 10:30 to 16:30.
The Beginning to Tour course is aimed at people who want to start producing their own touring exhibitions and provides basic level skills and knowledge for producing touring programmes. The cost of this day seminar is £40 for TEG members and £60 for non-members.
TEG aims to make training opportunities affordable by keeping travel costs low. This seminar will be open to delegates living in the local region first, it will then be opened up to all. If you are interested in attending please email seminars@teg.org.uk.
Future training dates
The two courses on offer, 'The Principles of Touring' and 'Beginning to Tour' 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 seminars are also an opportunity to meet other professionals or students interested in touring exhibition work.
The courses can be booked as one full day or a half-day session or as individual modules, a full list can be viewed online [link to module page - http://teg.org.uk/index.php?id=3,47]. Our aim is to provide training that best suits your needs and the course can be booked exclusively for you or your organisation and/ or opened up to other professionals. If you are interested in booking a future date for a seminar or would like to discuss specific training needs please email: seminars@teg.org.uk.

29 May 2014

Marketplace 2014, hosted by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and held at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, on Thursday 22 May, provided a full day of programme inspiration for more than 100 delegates. 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 offers exciting opportunities for professional development. For more details, visit our Marketplace webpage in the Events area.

Less News
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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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
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.


TEG’s annual Marketplace is an invaluable networking opportunity for everyone involved in touring or hiring exhibitions. Delegates can make contacts, promote exhibitions available for hire, create a network for exhibition ideas, or simply find out what other organisations have to offer. 

Marketplace is held in a different region of the UK each year.  You can view reports of previous Marketplaces by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.

Marketplace welcomes representatives from:

Delegates can use Marketplace in four ways:

There is a modest charge to attend the Marketplace, which is reduced for TEG members. In some cases Regional Arts Boards and Area Museum Councils offer financial assistance towards the cost of travel and accomodation for events such as the Marketplace.


Friday 17 April, 10.00-16.30
Southampton City Art Gallery

This year’s Marketplace will be accompanied by tours of exhibitions on show in Southampton, plus a new forum for updates on TEG members’ latest plans and developments.
Full details of the programme and online booking will be available here shortly.



Pre-Marketplace Seminar
Thursday 16 April, 13.30-16.30
Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire

Economics of Touring Exhibitions - Models for Practice
Touring exhibitions maximise an organisation's impact and reach, enabling partnership working and best use of financial and intellectual resources. Within a funding environment that demands flexibility and resilience, touring can enable and enhance high-quality exhibitions and deliver greater access to collections. This seminar will look at different sources of funding and models for producing touring exhibitions.

Arts Council England (ACE) will provide information on their Strategic Touring fund, designed to encourage collaboration between organisations, so that more people across England experience and are inspired by arts.

An ACE Strategic Touring grant awarded to a partnership of three galleries – 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, Darts - Doncaster Community Arts, and The Civic, Barnsley – has supported the development of an exhibition of work by children’s book illustrator, Nick Sharratt. The Civic's Exhibition Curator David Sinclair will reflect on his experience of delivering this ACE-funded project and the consortium’s approach to working together.

The Art Fund will present 'Art Happens', their crowdfunding platform that offers UK museums and galleries the opportunity to work with the Art Fund to raise funds and reach a wider audience. A member of the Art Happens team will talk about how the platform works and the support available to participating museums.

Nick Suffolk, Head of Public Programmes for Hampshire Cultural Trust, will introduce the Trust and explore touring models that have been employed across the wide variety of venues in its portfolio.




Note: If you've not been to a TEG Marketplace before and are wondering whether to attend for the first time this year, see 'Marketplace: The key date in your diary' in the current issue of Exchange for answers to some common questions.



Thursday 22 May, 10.30-16.30
The Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

TEG is delighted that our next annual Marketplace will be hosted by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and held at the Discovery Museum on 22 May 2014. The Marketplace was last held in Newcastle in 2007 when delegates enjoyed opportunities to network with colleagues from organisations throughout the UK with the splendid architecture of the Discovery Museum’s Great Hall providing an impressive backdrop. We hope to see many familiar faces returning to this spacious and popular venue as well as welcoming all our newer members who will be joining us in the north-east for the first time.

Pre Marketplace Tours
Wednesday 21 May 2014
Great North Museum
Dr Sarah Glynn, Museum Manager and Lindsey Bruce, Exhibitions Officer will provide a tour of the permanent galleries and the Magic Worlds touring exhibition. 20 places available

15.00 Laing Art Gallery
Marie-Therese Mayne, Assistant Keeper of Art & Sarah Richardson, Keeper of Art will deliver a tour of two exhibitions: Turner & Constable: Sketching from Nature and Paintings of World
War 1. 20 places available

17.00 Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books
Gillian Rennie, Senior Curator & Alison Fisher, Exhibitions Curator will give a tour of two exhibitions: Moving Stories Children’s Books from Page to Screen and Picturebook in Progress
20 places available

18.30 Drinks at The Cluny

19.30 Dinner on Quayside
Please contact Nicola Newton by Tuesday 13 May if you are interested in having an informal evening meal with fellow delegates in Newcastle’s Quayside: Nicola@bluetokay.co.uk.

Note: You will be able to book in advance for the pre-Marketplace tours on 21 May and the Museum tours on 22 May via a link circulated with the delegate information two weeks in advance of the event.

Programme - 22 May
10.00 Arrival and Registration for standholders
10.30 Arrival and Registration, non-standholders
10.30 Morning refreshments
11.00 Opening and welcome by Carolyn Ball, Discovery Museum Manager
11.10-16.15 Network 1:1 to source or promote the latest touring exhibitions
12.00-12.25 Museum Tour A - Destination Tyneside gallery led by Alex Boyd, WW1 Project Coordinator
12.30-12.45 TEG AGM (all welcome, TEG members only for voting)
12.45-13.30 Lunch
14.00-14.25 Seminar 1 (see details below)
14.45-15.00 Afternoon refreshments
15.00-15.25 Seminar 2 (see details below)
15.30-16.00 Museum Tour B - Tyne & Wear Archives: Behind the Scenes 
16.30 Close of Marketplace

Seminar 1
‘An Archivist in a Museum World’
Carolyn Ball, Discovery Museum and Archives Manager, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Chair: Jason Williamson, Exhibition Manager, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
An Archivist’s perspective on how archive material can be used to enhance exhibitions and stimulate debate. With recent examples from Discovery Museum including Destination Tyneside and Toon Times.

Seminar 2
'Exhibitions and Learning – Revealing the Archive’
Dominique Gardner, Exhibitions Officer, and Hannah Clipson, Community Learning Officer, British Postal Museum & Archive
Chair: Sonja Kielty, Curator (Exhibitions), Bradford Museums & Galleries



Monday 22 April, 11.30-17.00
National Museum Cardiff







The TEG Committee is grateful to staff at Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd – National Museum Cardiff – for their help in compiling an exciting programme for our Marketplace on Monday 22 April 2013. Our annual networking event offered delegates opportunities to promote and discover new touring exhibitions, take part in a varied seminar and discussion programme, and join tours of the venue's new contemporary art wing and archaeology gallery. 

Delegates able to stay in Cardiff later into the evening or overnight enjoyed an accompanying programme of visits to galleries throughout the city. We would like to thank Chapter, G39,  Butetown History & Arts Centre, Craft in the Bay and Wales Millennium Centre for their kind hospitality.

22 April: Panel discussion sessions at the Marketplace
(1) Strategic Partnerships
Discussions centred around developing partnerships internationally from the perspective of small organisations partnering with larger ones, looking at the motivations for working internationally, what we gain from it and how to go about it.
Amanda Farr, Director, Oriel Davies, on Welsh partnerships and working with Wales in Venice 2013
Delphine Allier, British Council, on international strategic projects
Tony Trehy, Arts & Museums Manager, Bury Museums on the International Touring Exhibitions Group’s first exhibition, ‘Toward Modernity: Three Centuries of British Art’, shown in Beijing, Shenyang and Nanchang

(2) Audience Development
This session looked at a variety of projects that have used a range of methods, including the creation of temporary and touring exhibitions alongside media and outreach projects, to attract different audience segments and enhance visitor involvement and engagement.
Chair: Louise Hesketh, TEG Chair & Visual Arts Development Officer, The Brindley
Nick Beasley, Chief Executive, Audiences Wales
Sarah Greenhalgh on National Museum Wales’ ‘Bling!’ project
Rachel Escott, Audience Development Consultant, Creative Communications
Karen MacKinnon, Exhibitions Officer, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, on the Exhibitionists project, a 4-part competition in collaboration with TV

Some of the presentations from the discussion sessions are available for TEG members to download from the Seminar Papers page.  


Friday 27 April, 1030-1600
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

TEG's 2012 Marketplace was hosted by National Museums Scotland at the redeveloped National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh. As well as taking advantage of the networking opportunities offered by the Marketplace to discover new touring exhibitions and form partnerships and collaborations, delegates were able to explore the Museum’s exciting new galleries and displays and take part in a varied seminar and discussion programme on Touring Partnerships.
The event proved to be an inspiring day for everyone involved and TEG is grateful to the staff of National Museums Scotland for the effort and care they put into making the Marketplace so successful.
Image courtesy of National Museums Scotland

This year’s programme included:
• Opening and welcome by Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland
• TEG member stands featuring new and current touring exhibitions to hire, plus the latest on display and installation from our corporate members
- Tours and visits to exhibitions in Edinburgh on 26 & 27 April (see below)

Touring Partnerships Seminars:
- National Museums Scotland on their National Partnerships Programme, speaker: Jilly Burns, National Partnerships Manager
- The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on future touring projects, speaker: Elinor Gallant, Exhibitions Officer
- Dovecot Studios' upcoming centenary year touring exhibition, speakers: Gráinne Rice/ Catriona Baird

Programme - 27 April:
10.00 Arrival and Registration for standholders
10.30 Arrival and Registration, non-standholders
10.30 Morning refreshments
11.00 Opening and welcome by Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland
11.15-16.00 Network 1:1 to source or promote the latest touring exhibitions
13.00-13.15 TEG AGM (TEG members only)
13.15-14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Seminar programme: Touring Partnerships
16.00 Close of Marketplace

Plus tours of:
- 11.30 & 15.30 (45 mins) National Museum of Scotland, led by Maureen Barrie, NMS Exhibitions Officer
- 12.00-12.45 Talbot Rice Gallery of the University of Edinburgh, led by Pat Fisher, Principal Curator
- 14.00-14.45 Skin Deep exhibition at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, led by Christopher Henry, Director of Heritage

Pre-Marketplace events - 26 April
• 13.00-13.45 Tour of Dovecot Studios’ weaving floor and galleries
• 15.00-16.00 Tour of the Sol Le Witt ARTIST ROOM exhibition,
   Christopher Ganley,Learning Coordinator ARTIST ROOMS, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
• 17.00-17.45 Tour of the Luke Fowler exhibition at Inverleith House, led by Paul Nesbitt, Curator
   • 18.30-20.30 Private view of Locating the Nest at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh







MARKETPLACE 2011: Monday 11 April, 1000-1600
The British Museum, London

Accompanied by a seminar on how the current financial climate is affecting the touring exhibitions sector

Our 2011 Marketplace was held on Monday 11 April at the British Museum.  As usual, the Marketplace provided an ideal opportunity for everyone involved in touring exhibitions to get up to date with the latest developments in the touring exhibitions sector, catch up on recent developments in
display and design, meet exhibition suppliers face to face, and network with other exhibitions experts. 


Delegates also had the opportunity to visit the British Museum's stunning collections and new galleries and exhibitions.



10.00 Arrival and Registration for standholders
10.30 Arrival and Registration, non-standholders
10.30 Morning refreshments
11.00 Opening and welcome by Andrew Burnett, Deputy Director of the British Museum
11.15-16.00 Network 1:1 to source or promote the latest touring exhibitions
13.00-13.15 TEG AGM (TEG members only)
13.15-14.00 Lunch

14.00 Start of seminar programme: Touring in the New Financial Climate
           14:00 Impact of budget cuts and developments in MLA/ACE, Speaker: Roy Clare CEO MLA
           14:30 Results of the TEG seminar survey, the current financial climate and its impact on TEG
                      members, Speakers: Andy Horn (TEG),and Cynthia Morrison-Bell (Art Circuit)
           15:00 The British Museum in the UK: developing a sustainable national programme,
                       Speaker: Frances Benton, The British Museum
15.30 Seminar programme concludes
15.30-16.00 Visit to the British Museum's current Objects in Focus exhibition: the Sikh Fortress Turban
Introduction by Caroline Ingham, Senior Exhibitions Designer
16.00 Close of Marketplace

Marketplace photos (c) Sophie Mutevelian

 About our host:

The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.  Information about the Museum's collections, exhibitions and visiting can be found at: http://www.britishmuseum.org.

Image right: Copyright of the Trustees of the British Museum. 




If you are not already a TEG member, please join our mailing list to ensure you don't miss out on future events.

Prevous Marketplaces:


Our 2010 Marketplace was very successful with about 120 delegates from 72 different organisations contributing to the buzzing atmosphere of the Arena and the accompanying programme of lively and informative seminars.  TEG is very grateful to Leeds City Museum for hosting the event and for giving delegates the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the Museum and the nearby Art Gallery.

The event also celebrated TEG’s 25th birthday and it was good to see many familiar faces as well as welcoming several new members who were attending a Marketplace for the first time.  The winner of our birthday booking prize was Katherine Weldon of East Lothian Council Museums Service, who received a  bottle of champagne kindly donated by TESS Demountable.

For full details of the Marketplace seminar programme and summaries of the sessions, see the Seminars page. 

Leeds City Museum logo - Host of Marketplace 2010




About our host:

Leeds City Museum: Leeds’ exciting and much anticipated state-of-the-art City Museum opened its doors on 13 September 2008. The impressive museum, converted from the historic listed former Civic Institute building in Millennium Square, is spread over four floors, with five major galleries, a central arena and special exhibitions space while a purpose-built discovery centre is also located near Clarence Dock. It is the first purpose-built home for Leeds's artefacts since bombing in 1941 damaged the city’s original museum on Park Lane.


MARKETPLACE 2008Marketplace 2008, Merseyside Maritime Museum
Friday 21 November
Merseyside Maritime Museum

Marketplace 2008 was hosted by National Museums Liverpool and held in Merseyside Maritime Museum.

As well as promoting their available touring exhibitions and/or finding exhibitions to hire, delegates had the opportunity to attend the seminar programme in the format of a series of presentations and talks highlighting collaborative exhibitions and practical issues.  They were also able to follow 800 years of Liverpool's history in a guided visit to the Magical History Tour exhibition and also to join a tour of the International Slavery Museum.



About our host:Marketplace 2008 - Networking
National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside was established as a national museum in 1986 because of the outstanding quality of its collections and in 2003 changed its name to National Museums Liverpool. Its origins go back to 1851 and the founding of Liverpool Museum. Today there are seven National Museums Liverpool venues, together attracting 2 million visitors in 2007.

Merseyside Maritime Museum (www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime)
Collections reflect the vitality and importance of the port of Liverpool and its role in world history. At the museum you can see a variety of objects associated with nautical archaeology and the social and commercial history of the port. Highlights include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full sized vessels. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is also home to the International Slavery Museum. 

Euro 2008 capital of culture logo
 National Museums Liverpool logo




To view reports of other previous Marketplaces, please download the documents below:TEG Marketplace 2007 in the Great Hall of the Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Word, 116KB)
(Click here for pdf with images, 3.2MB)

Rugby Museum and Art Gallery (Word)

Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (Word)

Glasgow, at the Collins Gallery.

Birmingham (Word)

2002Marketplace 2000 in the Guildhall, Bath
The National Portrait Gallery on 18 September

Tullie House,  Carlisle (Word)
(Report by the sponsor, Panelock Systems Ltd)

Guildhall, Bath (Word)

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