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Joint statement of intent for the heritage sector

The Black Lives Matter movement began in America after a series of killings of black people in or following police custody. The movement has resonance in the UK, not least because of our nation’s history in which racism has become entrenched. As the leading membership bodies representing the UK museums, galleries, heritage and archives we […]

Re-opening learning spaces – #MuseumHour Summary from GEM and Engage

On the 11th of May 2020 from 20:00-21:00 GMT, GEM hosted a #MuseumHour session in partnership with Engage on the topic of re-opening learning spaces. This session was hosted on the @MuseumHour Twitter account and is searchable with the following hashtags: #MuseumHour #MuseumReopening and on the @gem_heritage and @engagevisualart accounts. A summary of the conversation is below. […]

GEM Freelance Offer

Freelancers are an essential part of the museums and heritage education fabric. In these unprecedented times, we understand that many freelancers are experiencing hardship and need the support of a strong membership organisation more than ever. That is why GEM is offering a free year-long membership and a complimentary supplier listing for freelance museum and […]

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COVID-19 Guidance for Educators

We recognise that those working in the  museum and heritage learning sector are facing a very uncertain time with the coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, GEM has pulled together the following guidance from health professionals, the UK govenerment as well as educators and arts and culture organisations for the benefit of those working in education. Q: What is […]

Why Join GEM?

Why join GEM? Let us count the ways… January is a great time to think about the new year. What are your goals? Do you want to become a better educator? Do you want to snag that killer museum/heritage job? Do you want to strengthen your networks and build new skills? Do you want to […]

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