Dec 3rd 2016

Training initiative launched to support museum sustainability

A special training programme aimed at supporting museums has been launched in Cornwall. The Cornwall Museums Partnerships has announced the start of the second phase of it’s Catalyst Skills Training Programme, which will support heritage organisations across the county.

The Catalyst Skills Training, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery, has been designed to help museums in Cornwall to survive and thrive in turbulent economic times. The training will offer practical advice and help communities to come together and create a strategy for the future.

The programme has been created to specifically help Heritage organisations, of all sizes, who are facing potential financial difficulty, and are looking to create a long term plan to aid the sustainability of these institutions. Cornwall Museums Partnership is helping to ensure these establishments are around for future generations through this training.

Catalyst Programme Manager Clare Pennington explains:

“The strength of Cornish communities is in their unique heritage and culture. Museums bring communities together and attract millions of people to visit Cornwall every year.

The Catalyst Skills Training is working in partnership with museums, to deliver bespoke skills training to museums in Cornwall. The Partnership provide museums with the key skills and building blocks to help them successfully diversify and strengthen their fundraising and develop their businesses – now and into the future.”

The programme will be officially launched at the Cornwall Museums Group meeting on Tuesday 13th December, 2016 taking place at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa.

Training sessions will commence in January 2017, with workshops being held at venues across Cornwall throughout the year. It is available to all heritage organisations in Cornwall.

To find out more about the full range of subsidised workshops available and to book, visit or please call Cornwall Museums Partnership on 01209 500750.