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East Midlands AMA Support Group

Who are we?

The East Midlands AMA support group is a forum which exists to help museum, gallery and other heritage professionals who are working towards the AMA in the region.

Who is the group for?

The group welcomes everyone, from those who are thinking about starting, to those who have made more progress on the AMA. Members are welcome from across the East Midlands, working in a wide variety of organisations and areas of work.

What are our aims?

· To offer peer support for people working through the AMA.

· To provide a network of museum contacts in the region

· To motivate members to achieve their CPD targets

· To provide opportunities to share experiences

· To discuss practical aspects of CPD and the AMA process

· To meet regularly and to arrange visits and speakers that will help with the AMA process The East Midlands AMA support group is supported by MLA East Midlands and Renaissance East Midlands who help to provide current information, advice and support.

How often do we meet?

The East Midlands support group meets 6 times a year. The group sets the agenda for the meetings which take the form of informal discussions on issues and topics agreed by the group.

The meetings include a chance for a tour of the host museum and speakers from host museums can also contribute to the day. Meetings also give members the chance to network. Group members can share contact details, and support each other in between meetings.

Who organises the meetings?

Members are invited to host and organize a meeting for the group, with support from the group coordinator. For more information, or to join the group, please contact the group coordinator.

Gareth Howell

Exhibition Designer, National Space Centre

If you want to post an upcoming event, have a question, or want to make a comment, please use the box below:


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Tamsin Russell
Professional Development Officer, Museums Association
04.10.2016, 23:01
The AMA Support Groups are an excellent went of extending your knowledge of the different functions and roles of a museum. It enables you at second hand to meet and interview people that may have a remit for particular areas of the Knowledge Journal; as well as more broadly. So why not drop Simon a line and see when the next meeting is.

For more help and support please contact us
Tamsin Russell
Professional Development Officer, Museums Association
19.09.2016, 16:10
MA Tweetup for the East Midlands will be held at the University of Nottingham Museum on Wednesday 12th October 2016, from 6:45pm.

This will be an informal networking event open to all museum practitioners in the region- MA members and non-members, tweeters and non- tweeters!

Perfect if you are an AMAer.
Charlotte Holmes
MA Member
Museum Development Officer, Museums Association
09.10.2012, 16:50
The next AMA/ALS meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 2pm in The Collection, Lincoln (organised by Julie Bush)

Please let Pollie Shorthouse <> know if you are able to attend the meeting in Lincoln on the 11th. If you are unable to attend on the 11th let me know also as we could re-arrange it for the 5th or the 12th if more convenient for everyone.

Finally, for those on twitter and not already following Pollie has a twitter account as part of the MA rep for the East Midlands. I’m still getting to grips with twitter but please feel free to follow me if you can: @emidsrep_ma
Charlotte, Museum Development Officer, Museums Association
MA Member, MJ Subscriber, MP Subscriber
01.06.2012, 13:50
We are holding our next AMA/ALS support group meeting on Friday 21st September at 2pm in Nottingham. Meeting at the Galleries of Justice Museum to start and going to Nottingham Contemporary. Please email Pollie if you would like to attend.
24.09.2010, 16:52
The next AMA Support Group meeting for the East Midlands will be on 24th January 2011 in Leicester's New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

For further details please contact Pollie:
19.03.2010, 15:26
If anyone would like to flag up an event, or post a comment to the rest of the group, then now you can!