The British Association of Friends of Museums is an independent organisation established in 1973 for Friends, volunteers and supporters in museums, galleries and heritage sites representing more than 200,000 Friends and Volunteers across the UK.
totally committed volunteers of any age, devoting many hours to his/her museum or gallery
or young professionals about to start on their careers in the museum world
Travel could be either in this country or abroad and winners would spend time working behind the scenes, in order to extend their experience and make contacts for the future. Alternatively, the placement could be in the form of a short duration internship, or the chance to work alongside a respected specialist.
Applicants are asked to submit a short paper of not more than 500 words on what they hope to achieve by
spending time at the particular venue
the benefits to their career or organisation
provide an indication of the total cost of the proposal in their submission.
The panel of judges will consider the idea behind the proposal, its likely success, and the ‘value for money’ the proposal represents.
Short‐listed applicants will provide references and may be asked to attend an interview. An application for a residential internship must be supported by a provisional invitation from the venue being considered.
A detailed report would be expected after the study period and the winner would be invited, expenses paid, to give a presentation at BAFM Conference.
Cut off date for submissions 30 April 2018
May-July judging and interviews
Winner announced 1 September
Prize awarded at Conference on 13th October 2018 in Newcastle