EMMS runs a variety of free events for its members throughout the year. We cover a variety of museum topics and issues, and engage a range of interesting, informative and inspiring guest speakers. Our events afford the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and wider heritage professionals from across the region and beyond.
Tuesday 17TH OCTOBER
Volunteering – why and how
PM prior to the East Midlands Heritage Awards
Tuesday 17th October
East Midlands Heritage Awards
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
We welcome all museums and heritage organisations in the East Midlands to join us and benefit from member services such as:
- EMMS Events that give you information from our guest speakers, inspiration from the lively discussions and interaction with colleagues from other museums and heritage organisations across the region. Members get FREE admission to all EMMS Events
- The Regional Emergencies & Disaster Support service (known as “REDS”), a ‘reassurance policy’ that can provide professional support in your hours of need – at no extra charge
- Information from our e-newsletter and Twitter feed
A New Three Year Plan
Following on from Tim Desmond's excellent leadership, the EMMS Board is now developing a three year strategy to take us to 2020. The plan will focus on some key elements:
We will build on our reputation and continue to develop and deliver a variety of great and insightful events across the East Midlands. These will endeavour to inspire, challenge and nurture the local museum sector, and to progress and empower its thinking in increasingly challenging times.
We will strengthen the focus on our members’ requirements through increased consultation and feedback. We will develop our event programme and associated activities to be a responsive reflection of our members’ needs, building on our ongoing role as a sector leader, partner and supporter.
Building the next phase of the strong partnership with Nottingham Trent University and Museum Development East Midlands to add greater value through new focused projects and initiatives that make a direct impact for members.
We have a strong ongoing relationship with Nottingham Trent University, and we will continue to work with NTU into the future to strengthen the sector and add value.
For more information about the benefits of EMMS membership, call 0115-848-3987/3562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our NEW BOARD Team
EMMS has a new Board structure, with each Trustee having a clearly defined role.
The Board currently includes:
Darren is a founding Director of Barker Langham. He is an experienced cultural and business planner, and has developed a diverse range of cultural schemes, from museums and historic buildings to parks and landscapes – with work covering vision, options appraisal, business and operational planning.
Matthew Constantine - Trustee
Collections, Interpretation & Learning Manager, Leicester Arts & Museums Service
Matthew has worked in a variety of museum roles for over 15 years, covering district, city, and metropolitan services in Derbyshire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester before moving to Leicester in 2012.
Dr Mike Galer - Trustee
General Manager, National Tramway Museum
Mike has worked in museums for over 12 years, and after volunteering at Norwich Castle Museum he has worked on projects connected with the Museum of London and as Senior Collections Officer at Derby Museums and Curator of the 9th/12th Lancers Museum. He has a MA in Museum Studies and a PhD in Roman Archaeology & Museum Studies.
Belinda Humfrey - Trustee
Manager, Desborough Heritage Centre
After a career in teaching, research and administration at the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Wales Belinda retired to Northamptonshire where she set up and chaired a range of local charities from Youth Action, Community Transport, and Millennium Green Trust to Desborough Civic Society which runs the Heritage Centre.
Emma has worked in museums for over twenty years, having started her career with Nottingham Museums and Galleries. She worked for Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service for 16 years, most recently as Senior Conservation Officer and sometime Collections Manager and has been a contributor to SHARE Museums East.
Zara Matthews - Trustee
Market Town Museums Manager, Leicestershire County Council
Zara was previously the Keeper and Local Heritage Officer at Harborough Museum, Curator at Ely Museum and Team Leader at the National Postal Museum. She has BA Hons in Ancient and Medieval History and a MA in Museology from the University of East Anglia.
Steve was previously the Marketing Manager for the National Trust East Midlands Region for 13 years. In addition to his part-time role at EMMS he lectures on the MA in Museum & Heritage Development at Nottingham Trent University; Steve is also an Assessor for the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme and undertakes sports heritage projects on a voluntary basis.
0115 848 3562 / 0115 848 3987
Centre for Museums & Heritage Management
Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus)
Nottingham, NG11 8NS