Feeling passionate about Slough?

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Creative Junction feel passionate about Slough and the stories of our town, so we are volunteering some of our time to support exciting times ahead with Slough Museum – can you join us?!
The trustees and volunteers have now moved the Collection to Slough Trading Estate, thanks to the generous support of SEGRO. Slough Museum will be a partner with SEGRO as the company celebrate the 100th anniversary of their company and Slough Trading Estate next year. This gives a fantastic opportunity at a significant time and is just one way in which the Museum can extend its reach and engagement activity across our town. The Museum Pods and connected activity will be developed at The Curve, thanks to the ongoing supportive partnership with the Libraries and Culture Service and Slough Borough Council.

How you can get involved
Creative Junction are now reaching out into the communities in Slough and surrounds to find and support new volunteers, including trustees, particularly for the key roles of Chair and Treasurer.

This is an exciting time to get involved with the Museum in a number of different ways to suit you –

Support the sort!
We would love help with sorting Collection and engagement items, help to get the Museum ready to learn more about & share more stories from across our town. Discover more about your local history and our plans for the future and meet fellow volunteers, all with the advice of a curation expert (and delicious biscuits) at our SEGRO Slough Trading Estate space 893 Plymouth Road – anytime on any of the days from 11am – 4pm – on Tuesday 17th September, Tuesday 24th September, Tuesday 1st October and Tuesday 8th October.

Join the Board
Feeling passionate about Slough and making a difference in our town? We are looking for trustees – particularly for the key roles of both Chair and Treasurer. These voluntary positions require different skills and knowledge to enable the Museum to become more relevant and resilient, but if you are a good team player, want a new experience and are committed to making change happen then please get in touch. All interested are invited to a Board meeting before committing and all trustees are offered training and development opportunities.

Offer ad hoc advice
If you would like to support the Museum, but not become a trustee – expert advice and guidance on a range of areas, including legal and digital is always very welcome and appreciated – you can still make a change in either a one off or occasional way…

Please contact anna.jones@creativejunction.org.uk or 01753 470 324 for more information

Slough Museum Trustee Statement
Since January 2019, supported by the South East Museum Development Programme, Arts Council England and Slough Borough Council, Slough Museum have been undertaking a formal internal review and external scoping to establish a viable way forwards for the Museum.

This included workshops with the museum sector in the region and with public stakeholders in Slough and conversations with potential partners and investors.

At a recent board meeting, the Museum trustees, along with representatives from Slough Borough Council, Arts Council England and the South East Museum Development Officer were presented with a resulting options paper by external consultant Bowles Green.

The trustees unanimously voted to accept the offer from Creative Junction to provide services for an initial period of three months. This is to include board audit and recruitment, funding applications, costed action plan, clear milestones, financial projections and a business plan. This offer gave the most viable option for the Museum to proceed in the short term, with an ambition and view to a mid – longer term solution.

Anna Jones, as Director of Creative Junction, did not form part of these discussions, and has accordingly stepped down as a trustee. In addition, two other trustees have resigned, and the Chair wishes to hand on this position in Autumn 2019.

Creative Junction have 15+ years working in the arts, culture and heritage sector in Slough and the South East and the directors have several years charity board experience both as trustees and chairs of various cultural charities.