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Building Resilience Showcase

7th February 2018 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm


Headline Sponsor

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Building Resilience Showcase:
Helping to develop future resilience and sustainability within army museums in the UK

Utility Aid, UA, are delighted to be the Headline Sponsor for this year’s Building Resilience Showcase in Manchester. UA work with over 2200 Third Sector organisations procuring and managing their Electricity, Gas and Water accounts. With collective purchasing products UA can reduce costs for your commercial energy.

“Our desire to support Army Museums is twofold. The first is that we recognise the educational value that museums hold for our younger generation and the second is that protecting important historical information will help ignite memories for young and old alike. The social value of these venues is of immense importance to communities throughout the UK.”

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Partner Sponsor

PLB is proud to be a partner sponsor for the showcase as we believe building resilience within the sector is as important as designing unforgettable and engaging experiences, and PLB has unsurpassed experience demonstrated by a broad range of successfully delivered projects across the sector.

Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT) is building on its successful Festival in October by holding a Building Resilience Showcase in 2018. Our showcase will provide delegates with an opportunity to:

  • get updates from our Army Museums into the Future programme
  • get involved with a specialist panel debate on ‘How our organisations and sectors can become more resilient’ with key professionals from leading funding, investment, and support agencies, and
  • access one to one information via our Resilience not Reliance Hot Desks clinics as well our practical Resilience workshops.

AMOT recognises the need to support Charity and Museum venues wherever possible, and with this in mind we are thrilled that our showcase will take place at the fabulous National Football Museum in Manchester city centre. We are so excited about this venue, which will offer us access to multiple rooms across four open-plan floors, where delegates will be able to see first-hand how the public engages with and enjoys the museum, its collections and exhibits. This exciting venue will make for an inspirational, immersive event not to be missed, so be prepared to get involved with a totally unique showcase, unlike anything we have ever held before (NB: this is a working museum and some exhibits are interactive with background music and sound effects).

What will our showcase offer you:

This showcase represents a brand new event from AMOT providing an opportunity for individuals and organisations from the wider cultural, heritage, arts, charity, social enterprise, and business sectors to attend, and participate in our day within a working museum. It will provide updates on all our Army Museums into the Future project strands, including:

  • supporting best practice in Governance
  • building localised & thematic networks
  • economies of scale research
  • better understanding collections
  • developing Army Archives
  • supporting Volunteers in Archives
  • providing best practice advice and guidance
  • establishing better methods of communication.

The Showcase will also include:

  • opportunity to engage with industry leaders on our Building Resilience panel debate
  • access to our Resilience not Reliance Hot Desk clinics
  • practical and interactive Resilience workshops where attendees can get practical hands-on advice and guidance on key areas impacting their museum’s future resilience.
9.15 – 9.50 Registration, refreshments and exhibition
10.00 – 11.00 Welcome, introducing writer and broadcaster Ian McMillan, our compere for the morning sessions

Project Updates :

Governance / Economies of Scale – Jo Boardman

Volunteering and army museums – Jarina Choudhury

Archive Case Studies – Jo Wilkinson

Resources – Jo Boardman / Justine Reilly

Scoping programme – Matt Jackson / Claire Mitchell

Regional Networks, events & training, case studies – Fran Stovold & Regional Network Leads


11.10 – 11.40 Refreshment break, exhibition and networking
11.50 – 13.00 ‘Building Resilience Across Sectors ‘ – Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A (hosted by Ian McMillan and Jo Boardman)

We will be asking the audience to contribute to the debate using some interactive technology and will ask the panel members a couple of questions:

1.      What does resilience mean to them, and what are the key challenges to organisational resilience?

2.     How can we help the sector become more resilient?

We will then open up to Q&A from the audience

Members of the panel are:

·       Key Fund – Dave Thornett

·       National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) – Paul Winyard

·       Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) – Sue Thiedeman

·       South East Museum Development Programme – Jaane Rowehl

·       WSX Enterprise – Peter Grant

·       Financial Resilience – Viv Parry

·       Architectural Heritage Fund – Jess Steele

13.00-13.15 Poem by Ian McMillan, written specially for the Showcase
13.20 – 14.20 Lunch, exhibition and networking
14.30 – 16.00



Delegates may choose 1 or more from the following sessions:


Extended RnR Hot Desk Clinics (sign up on the day) including:

·       Funding and social investment

·       Marketing and communications

·       Volunteering

·       Financial Resilience

·       Business Planning

·       Caring for Army Archives

·       AMOT Grants

·       Regional Networks


Workshops – each will run twice (sign up on the day)

·       Financial Resilience and Income Diversification

·       Regional network projects and case studies


Guided Tours of the Museum  – two tours, each 45 mins (sign up on the day)


16.00 – 16.30 Refreshment break, networking and exhibition
16.30 – 17.00 Showcase summary and AMOT Next steps / Q&A / Evaluation
17.00  Showcase ends

To contact us for more information or queries about the event, please email event organiser Ali Glew at aj.glew@ntlworld.com.

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7th February 2018
9:15 am - 5:00 pm
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