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The applications deadline has now closed.

Candidates will be informed of the status of their application by Thursday 1 February.

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The British Council is inviting applications to develop and deliver the content for each of the following capacity building programmes in Myanmar in 2018:

Programme Fee (GBP) Travel dates
Leadership & Organisational Design 26,000 2 - 12 March
Textile and Archaeological Object Conservation 26,000 10 - 20 March
Course Development: Museum Studies Diploma and Museology BA 26,000 10 - 20 March

We are looking for a total of three UK partners comprising two experts, from the same or different institutions, to deliver each of these programmes.

Please note that the fee has been calculated as follows:

Role Days

Fee*

Expert 1

Development: 10 days

Delivery: 11 days**

Report: 5 days

5,000

5,500

2,500

Expert 2

Development: 10 days

Delivery: 11 days**

Report: 5 days

5,000

5,500

2,500

Total

52 days (26 days each)

26,000

*GBP 500 per day + VAT

**Includes travel days

Objectives

Leadership & Organisational Design Vocational skills

  1. Assess the soft (communication and confidence etc.), hard (financial management, strategy etc.) and policy (legal, advocacy etc. ) skills needs of senior management and directors
  2. Assess the organisational designs of each museum, share UK case studies of UK governance and staff structures, and workshop with participants how to develop this area
  3. Deliver light touch training in leadership and organisational design to senior management and directors
  4. Contribute to the development of a bespoke Museum Accreditation Standard for Myanmar

Course development: Museology BA + Museum Studies Diploma Higher Education

  1. Review Yangon National Museum’s Diploma in Museum Studies and discuss with museum professionals what skills and knowledge graduates need in order to be industry ready
  2. Recommend how the Museum Studies Diploma could be upgraded (curriculum, pedagogy and industry links) and share UK case studies and resources
  3. Identify needs for and recommend a plan to create a Museology BA course
  4. Contribute to the development of a bespoke Museum Accreditation Standard for Myanmar

Textile and Archaeological Object Conservation Vocational skills

  1.  Assess conservation practices at National Museum Yangon and Bagan Archaeological Museum, and gather information about conservation practices in other museums
  2. Deliver light touch training in conservation to museum staff on site at both museums: Textile at National Museum Yangon and Archaeological Objects at Bagan Archaeoligcal Museum
  3. Recommend conservation training and equipment requirements for Myanmar museums
  4. Contribute to the development of a bespoke Museum Accreditation Standard for Myanmar

Museum Accreditation Standard

Alongside the above programmes, we are researching the scope for a bespoke museum accreditation standard to be developed for Myanmar museums.

Insight from the three programmes above will inform this work.

The objectives of this programme are:

  1. Assess Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw national museums against the UK accreditation standard
  2. Co-develop with Myanmar museum professionals a bespoke accreditation standard for Myanmar
  3. Recommend next steps for developing and implementing a Myanmar museum accreditation standard 

Apply

Please click the links below to download the bidders packs and to apply for each programme:

  1. Leadership & Organisational Design
  2. Course development: Museology BA + Museum Studies Diploma
  3. Textile and Archaeological Object Conservation

Procurement schedule:

Activity Date
Request for Proposal issued to bidding suppliers Saturday 20 January
Deadline for submissions by bidding suppliers (7 working days to apply) Tuesday 30 January
Final Decision Thursday 1 February
Contract start date Monday 5 February

Contact

If you have any questions, then please contact Nathan Tregarvan, Cultural Skills Programme Manager: nathan.tregarvan@britishcouncil.org.