The Skills Map – what is it?
The Skills Map is a database of the skills and research interests of people who work in museums, libraries, archives, universities and other cultural institutions around the North West.
The Skills Map also includes details of collections cared for by the region’s museums, libraries and archives
It is being developed by the University of Manchester, with the support of MLA North West, to build relationships between cultural assets and academics and post-graduate students in the region.
It builds on the successful pilot work carried out so far by the University of Manchester with such organisations as the People’s History Museum and Manchester Museum.
To view the website and for further details please log onto www.manchester.ac.uk/skillsmap
The Skills Map - key aims
To unlock the academic resources in the region and utilise them to develop a better understanding of the North West’s heritage.
The Skills Map aims to develop strong and productive partnerships between the academic and cultural sectors
By developing a thorough understanding of the needs of both the academic and cultural sectors in the region
By enabling those in the cultural sector to utilise the excellent academic resources in the region
By using academic resources to better understand the collections and cultural heritage in the region
By creating new networks of those with a knowledge, interest or expertise in a particular area
It will enable more and better scholarship
The Skills map – We need you!
You are invited to register on the skills map if:
- You have applied or research scholarship skills
- You have practical skills or expertise in a collection or subject area
- You work in a museum, library and archives that cares for un-catalogued or un-researched collections
- You will have control over what information is shown on your profile. Your email address will not be displayed; instead you will be contacted via a form built into the Skills Map.