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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 most recent newsletter available for download is JUNE 2015 (pdf).
Note: To receive future newsletters directly, you can subscribe to TEG's mailing list at the Contacts webpage.
TEG’s 29th Annual General Meeting will be held at 2.00pm on 17 April 2015 at Southampton City Art Gallery. The papers will be available for download from 20 March at the AGM webpage in the ‘About’ area of the site – please ensure you log into the website first as this page is available to members only. Please download and print all papers, and bring them with you to the AGM as additional copies will not be available there. Whether they attend the meeting or not – members are welcome to comment on the papers. If members are unable to attend the AGM, they are kindly requested to cast their votes and record their apologies for absence, using the proxy voting form.
TEG's 2015 Marketplace will be hosted by Southampton City Art Gallery on Friday 17 April. The Marketplace is open to everyone with an involvement or interest in touring exhibitions and is a great opportunity either to find new exhibitions for your venue or to promote exhibitions you have available for hire - or both. The event encompasses exhibitions in all shapes and sizes, covering a wide range of subjects, to fit all types of venue and audience. You can either book a stall from which to display information about your available exhibitions, or circulate freely, finding out what other organisations have to offer. The Marketplace will be preceded on Thursday 16 April by a seminar on funding for touring, hosted by Winchester Discovery Centre. For full programme details, please visit the Marketplace web page or download the leaflet (pdf, 2MB). Online booking is available at the Marketplace webpage or you can go directly to the booking form.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.