BAFM Travel Award Bursary 2018

Daniel Jessop of Littleborough who won the BAFM Travel Award 2016

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.

BAFM is proud to offer its new and exciting bi-annual travel award. The winners may be either:

  • 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

Full information can be found at:

BAFM Travel Award Bursary 2018   


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