GEM champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and wellbeing of the general public

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GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage.

We champion excellence in learning within museums, heritage, believing that cultural organisations and the learning opportunities that they provide, can contribute to and enhance the wellbeing of the individual and society.

We at GEM are continually inspired by our members’ creativity, passion and hard work. Whether you’d like to keep up to date with the latest sector news, develop new skills, or find a new job, GEM is here to help. Find out more about how GEM can help you.

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GEM Publications

GEM members receive access to the annual Journal of Museum Education and early access to the semi-annual Case Studies. Find out more about GEM publications, how to contribute, and where to read today!

GEM Mentoring Programme

One to One Mentoring Programme provides individual support to members through an engaging mentoring scheme. We have an ace team of mentors  from across the UK, who are all museum professionals with a range of experiences and include heads of departments, consultants and lecturers.

Student/Unwaged Offer

GEM aims to support and uplift everyone involved in learning in museums, heritage and cultural settings. This is why we’re launching a limited-time discounted membership offer for current students and unwaged professionals to join GEM at a discounted rate of £25 for a 1-year membership. 

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GEM membership is open to anyone interested in learning through museums and heritage and is available to both individuals and institutions. This includes museums, galleries, country houses, heritage sites, urban and countryside interpretative centres, science centres, schools and universities.

Whether you’d like to keep up-to-date with the latest sector news, develop new skills, or find a new job, GEM are here to help.

Join GEM today

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