SWANS Project Training



As part of the South West Area Natural Sciences Collections project (SWANS) the South West Museum Development Programme (SWMDP) is working with in partnership with Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives and partners to deliver training for the regions workforce on working with natural sciences collections.

The aim of this training is to build knowledge and confidence in the sector as well as closing skills gaps. During spring 2017 SWMDP will be delivering five in-depth sessions to support this aim. These training sessions are funded by the John Ellerman Foundation and are therefore subsidised at no cost to participants and are open to all museums and heritage organisations in the south west.

To book onto a session please click on the book now link where you will be redirected to our external booking provider.

Session When Venue Booking
Natural sciences collections: pests and environment Tuesday 17 January Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Completed
Handling, packing and storage of natural sciences collections Tuesday 21 February Council House (The Civic Centre), Plymouth Completed
Cleaning of natural sciences specimens Tuesday 14 March South West Heritage Trust, Taunton Completed
Displaying natural sciences specimens and collections Wednesday 29 March Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Completed
Caring for & working with butterflies, beetles & other insect collections Thursday 27 April Torquay Museum, Torquay Book Now