Cultural Heritage

Recognising the increasing threats to which cultural heritage is exposed to globally, be these climate change, vandalism, organised criminals, armed conflict or others, and recognising the importance for venues and sites to be prepared to tackle these challenges, Trident Manor has developed training programmes that focus on PREVENTION as opposed to recovery.  We are proud to say that we are one of the few organisations in the world offering dedicated training programmes at operational, managerial, and strategic levels to support staff in the protection of cultural assets (museums, galleries, archives, libraries, and other sites). The quality of our learning portfolio is certified by external awarding bodies so that it contributes to the professional development of individuals working in the cultural heritage sector. Trident Manor is the ONLY organisation in the United Kingdom to have created training programmes that have been accredited by the CPD (Continued Professional Development) Certification Service

Because every venue is unique, we also provide customised programmes to meet clients’ requests and ensure the training delivered is relevant and beneficial to staff. The following list presents some of the training programmes we have developed. If you want to know more about them or want to receive more info on tailored programmes, contact us via the button below

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Introduction to the Protection of Cultural Venues

This is a specialist programme, CPD certified, aimed at those working within the global cultural heritage sector. Throughout the different modules, the programme lays the foundations for the effective protection of assets, be these collections, buildings, staff and visitors. By focusing on the concept of prevention, it helps participants understand the nature of the different threats that can impact cultural heritage, how they manifest, and sensible actions that can be taken to mitigate, manage or, where possible, prevent possible risk of damage, looting, and destruction of cultural property. Elements of situational awareness and surveillance detection will also be discussed in relation to the threat posed by organised criminals to cultural venues. To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

Advanced – Protecting Cultural Venues

Building on the introductory level, this workshop deepens the discussion and analysis of case studies to demonstrate positive examples of cultural property protection and to address poor behaviours/practices. Starting with an analysis of current conventions and regulations, the programme discusses how to translate these into sensible and pragmatic actions that museums, archives, and other cultural venues and sites can adopt to better protect their assets from various threats. Plans, inventories, physical and technical security measures, their advantage and disadvantages, will also be outlined to help delegates better familiarise with these measures and understand how to apply these to their venue/site. To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

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Security and Risk Management at Cultural Venues

This workshop, CPD certified, is aimed at those professionals who are involved in security activities within the cultural heritage sector or major exhibitions and events. It is designed to help participants identify what the threats are, assess the risks they pose, and what vulnerabilities exist. The workshop comprises also a practical exercise conducted at a cultural venue so that participants have the possibility to exercise the theoretical aspects learnt during the class in a real scenario. By gaining first-hand experience in conducting risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments at a cultural site, participants will be able to apply this knowledge to their own work environment supporting their organisation in being prepared against risks of loss, harm, or damage.

This programme can be tailored to specific venues’/sites’ needs. To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

Crisis Management and Emergency Planning – Cultural Venues

Having emergency plans is a positive step to managing organisational risks but has limited use if these are not practised and exercised. Trident Manor works with heritage colleagues to introduce phased learning experiences for those involved in emergency or crisis responses within the cultural heritage sector. Following a review of their plans, ‘tabletop’ exercises are undertaken before progressing onto partial or full exercises. After each stage of the training, an evaluation and review take place to improve or reduce vulnerabilities and ensure clients’ exposure to risks is minimised. To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

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Situational Awareness Workshop

Having the ability to proactively assess and evaluate the situational environment enables the potential for harm to be readily identified and proactive steps taken to avoid the threat through increased awareness and vigilance. The programme examines natural and adversarial threat sources and uses sensory stimulus to evaluate any given scenario.

This workshop has benefits for all sectors, organisations, and individuals, irrespective of where in the world they are located. It provides a system that can be used to initiate pre-determined actions if a threat threshold is reached. It is an effective protective tool whether at work, in the street, or at home and can help not only reduce the risks faced by individuals but also colleagues, family and friends (CPD Certified). To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

Surveillance Detection Workshop

This programme has been developed by TMTA to ensure that participants clearly understand the concept of hostile surveillance, and how basic surveillance activities are undertaken. Delegates will understand how both urban and rural environments can be used to identify possible surveillance activities carried out in public and private venues. To identify practices and measures to respond to hostile surveillance activities when detected or suspected. To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.