GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums, heritage and cultural settings

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The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) was founded in 1948, and strives to support and empower our community of colleagues to connect and learn together.

Our vision is of a connected and equipped community of people enabling learning across museum, heritage and cultural settings, creating inspiring experiences, relevant for everyone; that promote equality – transform and enrich lives.

GEM delivers a range of services to support museum educators, including professional membership, training and development opportunities, career mentoring, regular publications and dedicated representatives across all four nations of the UK, Europe, and Worldwide.

Find out more here 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!

Read archived Case Studies online to hear directly from sector professionals about what to do and what not to do for museum and heritage learning projects and programmes.

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.

Area and Nation Representatives

Area and Nation representatives are an integral part of how GEM reaches out across the globe and provides support to the learning professionals working in museums, heritage and cultural settings. These area-based teams help educators in their locales to network, exchange ideas, and build skills. Find out who your local reps are here!

Join us

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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