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Curator and Exhibitions Network

The Curator and Exhibitions Network supports individuals working in M25 Member libraries with curatorial responsibilities or holding curator roles within the library service. The network is open to any individual working in an M25 library but you may find it especially useful if you’re working with special collections, object-led collections, or those responsible for exhibiting collections, including books. The aim of the group is to share experiences, best practices and to act as a professional support network. The group runs quarterly workshops on topics chosen by group members. The workshops will be ‘run by the Network, for the Network’ so this is a collaborative and safe environment for individuals to share their experiences and discuss common issues.

We encourage members of staff from all levels of experience to join the Network’s mailing list. If you’re interested please contact the M25 team at

Accreditation Workshop

We are now seeking speakers for the next M25 Curator and Exhibitions Network workshop on Accreditation. In our first meeting in December, we briefly discussed covering the following areas: museum accreditation, archive accreditation and designated collection status, with a particular focus on the application process. We are seeking speakers with experience in all or one of these areas and encourage members at all stages of their careers to get involved in the workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to share experiences with peers in a safe and informal setting.If you are interested in speaking, please send a brief outline of your proposed talk to Leila Kassir at by 30th June.


Past workshops:

Exhibitions Workshop on 24th March 2022.

Members of the Network presented three case studies of their experiences putting on exhibitions, the challenges involved, and top tips of what worked well.

Further details on the case studies

Recording of the three case studies (Q&A and following discussion not included):