Our mission is to support and empower our community of colleagues to connect and develop their knowledge and skills to deliver learning.
Our services to deliver our mission include; professional membership for everyone enabling learning across museums, heritage and cultural settings; training and professional development opportunities; 1-1 support; annual conference and events; dedicated representatives across all four Nations of the UK, Europe and Worldwide; publications and digital resources, support for sector recruitment; conversations and advocacy about practice and the development of learning.
Find out more here about how GEM can help you!
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.
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 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!
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.