SEMFed Study Trip – Copenhagen 2019

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The South and East Museums Federation is unique among UK Museum Federations in organising an annual study trip that gives members a rare opportunity to visit behind the scenes and meet members of staff from museums across Europe and beyond.

It is a great opportunity to learn from fellow professionals across the world and socialise with fellow SEMFed members over dinner & drinks.

The 2019 SEMFed Study Trip will be to Copenhagen, Denmark on 30th January – 2nd February 2019

Download information about this study trip by following this link

The trip is open to all current SEMFed members and their partners. (Membership costs £10 for the year)

Martin Howe Bursary

More information and how to apply for this year’s bursary is available here.

Each year, SEMFed offers a travel bursary in honour of Martin Howe, an ex-President of the Federation who was involved in the organisation for many years.

Martin Howe was Curator at Peterborough Museum from the 1980s to the early 1990s, when he became ill and died at a young age. Together with Martin’s widow, the Federation decided a travel bursary would be a small but fitting way to commemorate his life.

The £200 bursary helps to cover travel and accommodation costs of the study trip and is open to all SEMFed members who have not been on the Study Trip before. This year there are two bursaries available.

The recipient must write a report on the trip which is circulated to all members and will feature on the website and newsletters. The bursary will be sent on receipt of the finished report.

To apply for the bursary:

  • You need to be a member of the South and East Museums Federation
  • Send a letter of application (maximum of 500 words) to us telling us about yourself, your current role in museums, why you want to go on the trip and how the bursary will enable you to come.
  • Please email this letter to by 5pm Friday28th September 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified on whether they have been successful no later than Friday 5thOctober.

Follow this link to download the bursary information