Upskilling the UAE Creative Sector in the UK this summer

This summer the British Council are offering a programme of exclusive access to world class museum collections and institutions in the UK. Over the coming weeks young Emiratis from Dubai and Abu Dhabi will travel to Great Britian to participate in the prestigious Internal Museums Academy and Design Connections.

The vision of the International Museum Academy is to provide emerging museum and gallery leaders from around the world with the knowledge and skills necessary to increase the growth and sustainability of galleries and museums in their countries. Participants will gain exclusive access to world class collections, network with museum and gallery directors and develop strategic plans for their institutions. Courses will offer an innovative mix of seminars with leading UK museum professionals, creative workshops, hands on sessions and ‘behind the scenes’ tours. The programme will provide a collaborative environment for sharing best practice and exploring common challenges, as well as the opportunity to participate in a global network of alumni. Ongoing support will also be given through one-to-one mentorship.

Design Connections is the British Council’s annual industry networking programme. Taking place in September during the London Design Festival – one of the biggest design festivals in the world – it offers directors and curators from design museums, centres and festivals around the world an inspiring and immersive introduction to the best of the festival, alongside meetings with leading designers and organisations. The programme connects these key individuals to designers and organisations with the aim of brokering new collaborations and partnerships, as well as providing the opportunity for networking, learning and sharing with international counterparts. This year for the first time there will be Emirati representation in the programme which takes place in September 2016 in London.

For a flavour of the 2015 Design Connections Programmes check this out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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