New TextWorkshop training site launched

Our latest course at the Museum of London Docklands

Our latest course at the Museum of London Docklands

In anticipation of another busy year with TextWorkshop, we’ve just launched our new website. Along with dates for our 2011 courses, it also shows pictures and feedback from recent courses and our all-new TextWorkshop video, shot at the Natural History Museum.

I run TextWorkshop with Dea Birkett, director of Kids in Museums and journalist with The Guardian newspaper. We offer training in good writing for people in the heritage sector, and our unique courses bring together expertise from the worlds of museums and journalism to give people new skills and new ideas.

As well as our open workshops, we’ve trained in-house groups from National Museums Liverpool, the Science Museum, York Museums Trust, Imperial War Museum, and many others. Our courses are interactive and fun, and we are always looking for ways to make them better. Feedback is very positive – our most recent open workshop, at the Museum of London Docklands on 3 February, had this response:

‘Great day, very inspiring, I feel energised to write better text.’

‘I learned that writing great text isn’t a secret art.’

‘I feel like I have the tools and techniques to make a difference from boring text.’

‘Brilliant course. You had my full attention all the way through.’

Our next TextWorkshop course is 26th May at the National Maritime Museum. We’re also working in-house with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and developing a new Digital TextWorkshop.