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‘Keeping Connected’ coffee time online events
 
2020 was a challenging year for us all, with many of us working in isolation with limited contact with colleagues and peers. This was and is a particularly challenging at a time when the sector has also been under growing pressure to take action and implement change, when sharing support and advice with each other is so important. 
 
In 2021 MEG will be organising two free Keeping Connected meetups in March and September on Zoom for members. These will provide a safe space to support and care for our each other as we work through particular challenges or changes to practice. We will anchor each session on a particular issue, inviting colleagues and community members who have recent experience to share some of their reflections and work. It will be an opportunity to ask questions, talk through barriers, share examples of best practice, chat to friends, and hear about the work that is being done in this area.
 
Friday March 19th 11am – 1pm - Restitution
​In this first session, we will be focusing on restitution, including for example writing restitution policies, responding respectfully to requests, building trust with community members, taking proactive action, and understanding terminologies.
 
Speakers confirmed:
Emma Martin, Liverpool Museums, Senior Curator of Ethnology, National Museums Liverpool
JC Niala, Acting Keeper & Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, Senior Curator, Horniman Museum
Stephen Welsh, Freelance Curator and Consultant, formerly Curator of Living Cultures, Manchester Museum
 
Breakout topics (TBC):
Policy and procedure writing
Building trust with community members
Understanding terminologies
Responding proactively to requests
 
This event is open to members only. Please book through Eventbrite.
 
In order to book you will need your 'Order Number' this is a 6 digit code that can be found on your membership renewal email which comes from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on 1st April, and also on any payment confirmation emails.
The next one will take place in September.

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