I wanted to share a fantastic opportunity to form strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with small and medium sized museums in your area. The Museum University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) is funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund. In partnership with Share Academy and Paddy McNulty Associates, the NCCPE is hosting a series of regional networking events called ‘MUPI Matches’. These are free one-day events that bring together museum staff and academics, using a tried and tested methodology to stimulate new connections and new projects. Participants can then bid for ‘thinking funding’ – to enable them to do desk research; have conversations; test ideas; and work together to plan their potential project. This thinking funding provides a critical part of the process, helping people to work out if and how to work together and refine their ideas. Teams will be supported to develop their partnership, and find effective ways to fund their project in the future.
The North West Region MUPI Match which will take place on 17 February at Manchester Museum. For further details and to apply, click here.
You may also have colleagues in other areas of the country who would like to get involved. The next events are:
- The South East Region MUPI Match event will take place on 8 February 2017 at Woburn House, London. For further details and to apply, click here.
- The East of England Region MUPI Match event which will take place on 21 February at the Fitzwilliam Museum. For further details and to apply, click here.
Please do share this opportunity with other researchers who might be interested and get in touch with Claire (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. We would be delighted to add you to MUPI news to help you keep up to date with other opportunities to get involved, please let us know if you would rather not be added to the list.
Dr Jenna C. Ashton
Impact and Engagement Manager
Office for Research and Knowledge Exchange