The Museums and Resilient Leadership programme provides a broad view of leadership in the cultural, political and commercial spheres and includes two three-day residential retreats, ten one-day workshops, an overseas study trip and personal mentoring support.

During the programme Sally McDonald, Director of Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Michael Day, former CEO of Historic Royal Palaces, and Elaine Heumann Gurian, international museum consultant, will be giving workshops on governance, leading change and the social purpose of museums.

In May 2019 the new cohort will take part in a residential workshop at the Centre for Management Creativity, High Trenhouse, Malham, North Yorkshire, where they will plan for the year ahead. This will be followed by ten workshops that will take in BCLM, MOSI, the Midland Arts Centre in Birmingham where MRL alumni Deborah Kermode is Chief Executive, the National Holocaust Centre, Bletchley Park and the London Transport Museum as well as an overseas study visit in the summer.

There are also a number of practical sessions on finance, money-making and entrepreneurship taught by the Directors, Nick Winterbotham and Stephen Feber, and BCLM Director & Chief Executive, Andrew Lovett and entrepreneurs such as Tom Baker of Loaf bakery in south Birmingham.


Applications for the 2019-2020 programme, which begins in May 2019, are now open and will close at 5pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.

For more information on the programme and for more details on the application process visit the MRL website

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