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Retail Resilience Programme

What is retail resilience?

The Retail Resilience project is a training programme that is all about developing the knowledge and skills for retail in the museum sector, and has been made possible by funding from Arts Council. The programme of training, followed by ongoing regional retail forums will work in all the Arts Council regions in England , specifically with 180 accredited museums over a three year period, 20 per region, building the learning and knowledge base of their organisations where help and guidance is most needed and consequently their resilience and sustainability. 

 It is open to all accredited museums in England.

“Very impressed with the course so far. I feel it is very relevant and informative and will make a great impact on my retail workings going forward.”

Jenna Scully. Yorkshire Delegate; Cusworth Hall

Four free training days

Delivered by a team of cultural experts experienced in this sector. The 4 days will cover finance, buying, Visual Merchandising, and shop skills.

ACE Convention

1 day of free entry to the ACE Annual Convention

One free Study Day

Choose from any Study Day in the ACE programme

Free membership

One year's free membership of the association

Downloadable resources

12 videos with accompanying factsheets


Wide support network
Online benchmarking
The best suppliers in the sector
Regional retail forums

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