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Museums & Resilient Leadership Programme

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The Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme is a unique course designed to develop you as a new kind of leading museum professional. The Programme draws on a wealth of knowledge and insight about leadership in the cultural and commercial sectors. It puts this learning at your disposal to help you become a cultural leader for the 21st Century; resilient and entrepreneurial.

Funded by Arts Council England (ACE) through the National Portfolio Organisation programme and previously the Major Partner Museum programme, the most recent MRL Programme concluded in March 2019. Led by Black Country Living Museum, the programme uses a highly innovative workshop format including two residentials, a number of site visits and an overseas study visit. 

The Programme is part funded by ACE, and there is a small registration cost to the organisation of each participant. 15 places are available for museum professionals across England.

Applications for the 2019-20 MRL programme have now closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 programme will open in November 2019. Find out more  

What  our participants say:

“MRL has helped me to become more resilient in many ways, it helped to build my personal confidence, extend my networks, fully understand my business including the budget, visitor stats and space analysis and focus on my values. There is a lot of talk about resilience and income generation at the moment but MRL made me realise that the most important thing isn't what we do but why we do it.”

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