Call for participants – Museum peer learning visit to Leeds

Applications to join the upcoming study visit to Leeds (the United Kingdom) are welcome until 25 March 2022. 24 people will be selected to join the visit that takes place from 24-26 May 2022. It is organised by the peer-learning scheme Cultural Heritage in Action and is one of five upcoming events and one out of two visits focused on museums.

People working with culture and cultural heritage for a local administration, civil society organisation, cultural initiative or project in the 27 EU member states + UK may apply. During the peer-learning visit, participants will be able to discuss successful local policies and projects, top tips, pitfalls and failures, as well as their own local experience, in a private and friendly expert environment. All travel and accommodation costs are covered for participants.

Two visits especially relevant for museum professionals are coming up:

  • 24-26 May 2022 in Leeds: The focus is on Leeds museums and galleries services’ (museum service run by Leeds City Council) work on adaptation and delivering services in times of crisis, including working with local primary schools and fostering digital learning engagement. Apply if you want to find out how the Leeds museums and galleries services have made innovative use of digital media to maintain and develop contacts with communities, schools and social media audiences throughout the pandemic? Are curious to know how this has provided a foundation for more recent work to support recovery? Are passionate about digital engagement with schools and communities?
  • 26-28 October in Zaragoza (Spain): The focus is on the empowerment of young citizens (those between 16 and 21 years old in particular) and their participation in local museums activities, and on the work being done by the municipal museums to increase their physical accessibility and their social outreach. The call for applications will be opened in June 2022.

Cultural Heritage in Action

Eurocities, in partnership with KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra and the Architects Council of Europe, has been selected by the European Commission to implement Cultural heritage in action, a peer-learning scheme financed by the European Union on cultural heritage to support exchanges between large numbers of cities, regions and stakeholders, thus building a broad learning community.