11 Jul 2014
TEG Newsletter July 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 May 2014
TEG MARKETPLACE 2014 - 22 MAY, THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
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.
7 Mar 2014
TEG AGM, 22 MAY 2014
7 Mar 2014
Annual Ballot - Join the TEG Executive Committee
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: email@example.com.
12 Jan 2014
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com by Thursday 22 August. If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
7 May 2013
TEG Marketplace 2013, Cardiff
4 May 2012
TEG Marketplace 2012
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.