Delivered over two and a half years, IMA Greece has been tailored to address challenges faced by the museum and heritage sector within Greece. 

Developed by British Council and delivered in partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation the programme will combine face-to-face training with online sessions and digital toolkits, giving participants access to peer networks, a UK study tour and an innovative museum twinning programme. 

Programme overview

Launched in January 2016 and running until July 2018, Transforming Future Museums Greece offers organisations and individuals the support and tools become competitive in an international environment. 

Museums in Greece, as in the rest of Europe, are experiencing rapid change and face multiple challenges. These changes and challenges increase the need to train a new generation of museum leaders. The Transforming Future Museums training programme will engage with numerous museums and professionals in Greece to change the way they work and increase their organisations’ impact, resilience and sustainability.

Working with UK industry experts, participants will:

  • test out new ways of working
  • become central to their communities
  • keep up to date with current international trends and opportunities
  • adopt a more collaborative, innovative, entrepreneurial and outward-looking approach
  • bring positive change to society

The programme responds to research conducted on the ground and includes week long courses taking place in Athens and Thessaloniki in October and November 2016 and 2017.

2016 courses 2017 courses
Audience Development  Commercial Enterprise 
Developing Exhibitions Resilience and Sustainability
Project Management  Digital Skills 
Fundraising and Income Generation  Community Building through Museums  

Who is it for? 

The International Museum Academy courses are specially designed for emerging as well as experienced professionals working in the museum and cultural heritage sector (e.g. archaeologists, curators, art historians etc.) in Greece who wish to:

  • Acquire new skills in their area of expertise
  • Develop existing skills and expand knowledge
  • Connect with fellow museum professionals, exchange ideas, learn from each other and create a strong network of peer-to-peer support
  • Experiment with unconventional ways of working that show potential for real social impact (on a local and national level)
  • Formulate creative solutions for a sustainable development of their organisations, communities and museums

The programme aims to create an empowered national network of museum and heritage professionals, sharing knowledge, exchanging good practice and working as champions for the sector to influence national, regional and local policies.

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