In order to help SSNs, Sporting Heritage members and the wider Heritage sector respond to the impact, issues and challenges they face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sporting Heritage is offering a series of FREE practical webinars on subjects relevant to the sector. All sessions will include a presentation and an opportunity for questions.
These webinars aim to assist individuals and organisations with the short-term issues and challenges that many are currently facing managing their collections, day to day operations, and funding/investment as well as take into consideration the medium to long term recovery planning priorities that need to be addressed to be able to adapt to change.
Helping Your Organisation Through COVID-19
Thursday 28 May, 11.00am – 12.00pm
A guide of support, information and resources available to help you on the road to recovery. This first Webinar will help you to navigate your way through the maze of information, advice, support and funding available during the COVID-19 crisis. Are you able to filter out what information, advice and funding is relevant for you as well as manage your day to day operations in what is now our ‘New Normal’ way of working? This short live online session will include a 40 minute presentation exploring what is currently available for cultural and heritage organisations, as well as what practical systems, processes, and policies you may need to consider in the recovery phase, as well as a live Q&A session and signposting links from the hosts.
Register your interest to reserve a place:
Making the Most of Your Collections
Thursday 25 June, 11.00am – 12 noon
Do you want to do more with your collection but not sure where to start? A good catalogue is at the heart of all collection work. Join us for an introduction to simple cataloguing and how it can be used to start using, promoting and developing your collection in new ways.
Is Your Collection at Risk?
Thursday 23 July, 11.00am – 12 noon
There are many factors that can put collections at risk. Some of which we can plan for and others less so. Join us for an informative look a range of risk factors, including those caused by the latest COVID-19 pandemic, how you can mitigate against them and where to find help and support if you run into difficult times.
Using Sporting Collections in Digital Storytelling and Film Making
Thursday 30 July 11am – 12 noon FREE
Would you like to engage new audiences with your collection and the work that you do? Do you need support to feel more confident about where to start, what equipment to use, and how to create your films? There are lots of opportunities to share digital content online and this is increasingly a way in which people are exploring sporting heritage, but we know that it’s also terrifying for many new to this way of sharing information.
Join us in an interactive session to help build skills, knowledge and confidence to support you to take the leap and create engaging digital content to share stories about your collections. With top tips from film maker Si Gamble and our Sporting Heritage team Kate Turner and Belinda Scarlett, there will also be a chance to ask any questions you have to improve your film-making skills and take your first steps in sharing content online.
Part of our Digital Stories project, generously funded by Art Fund.
Practical Approaches to Oral History
Thursday 27 August, 11.00am – 12 noon
Oral histories can bring collections to life. Join us for an informal introduction to collecting personal testimonies, and in particular sporting memories. We will discuss a range of topics, signpost to best practise examples and recommend sources of further information and training.