RRN AGM 2018 to be held at the West Yorkshire History Centre on 21st May 2018, 10.30 - 1.30 p.m. with workshop and Q & A to follow on managing hazards in collections and damp and moisture problems in buildings. Our guest speakers are Emma Brown, ACR, Leeds Museums and Galleries and Dr Jagjit Singh, Mycologist and Building Pathologist, Environmental Building Solutions Ltd.
In partnership with YHFED, RRN is running an emergency salvage training day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in October. This is free to RRN members.
The aim of the day is to prepare you for emergencies and help minimise damage to collections. There will be emergency kit familiarisation and a hands-on emergency exercise.
The trainer will be Jenny Mathiason, Conservator at Rotherham Borough Council. You can book your place via Eventbrite.
Congratulations to RRN member The Hepworth, Wakefield for being awarded the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017!
The 2017 AGM will be at Middleton Railway Trust, Leeds, on the morning of June 7th - timetable TBC. Nominations are sought for the committee. Please send these to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th June.
Following this there will be a workshop and talks on training and testing plans. Confirmed speakers so far are: Helen Baxter, Deputy Director of Risk, Resilience and Crisis Management from the Cabinet Office on the Emergency Planning Cycle, conducting a Training Needs Analysis and exercising and validation of plans and Jenny Mathias, Conservator, Heritage Services Regeneration and Environmental Services Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council with a case study desktop exercise.
Your committee has had a meeting with a website designer, to agree the new website proposal. We are aiming to launch the new website by the end of 2016.
Newsletter archive section added to the website, including all past issues of our members’ newsletter. View here.
The Rapid Response Network Annual Members’ Meeting and Emergency Preparedness Training will be held on Thursday 22nd May 2014 at the Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds. See the agenda here.
The afternoon session will feature the Rapid Response Network Emergency Salvage Workshop. This practical emergency salvage workshop will be delivered by professional conservators Caroline Rawson (English Heritage) and Sandra Howe (National Trust), drawing on their combined experience of the well-rehearsed emergency planning frameworks within their respective organisations. See details / booking form here.
New dates added for September and October, see the Courses & Workshops page for details.
All members are invited to attend the AGM to be held at Cartwright Hall on the 22nd May 2013. This is an opportunity for members to have their say in the running of the network. The day's agenda will include kit based training and disaster planning.
This day is only available to members however if anyone would like to join the network or find out more about it please contact the RRN here.
Access details for Northallerton Depot added to website.
Membership Info page added to the website, with a reminder to members of the need for timely subscription renewals.
Sessions announced at the new Northallerton depot, in September and October. see the Courses & Workshops page for details.
The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded RRN almost £10,000 to open a fifth depot in Northallerton.
Since 2007, the Rapid Response Network has developed successfully as an informal network. However, in order to own assets, have a bank account and make grant applications, the RRN needs a constitution. The proposed constitution is based on Charity Commission guidelines, and has been discussed and accepted by the RRN working party. I would be grateful for any comments you have on it. The working party has agreed to bring the final version of the constitution to one of the training sessions early in 2011, so that it can be formally accepted by the member organisations present. This will then allow us to set up a bank account before the end of the financial year.