In focus

Mentoring can help museum professionals develop values and skills needed to tackle key challenges facing the sector

Creating an effective mentoring scheme

The MA’s professional development officer Tamsin Russell shares her top tips on setting up a mentoring scheme

Making mentoring work for your museum

Whatever approach a museum takes to mentoring it is important to have clear objectives from the start

How to be a good mentor

An effective mentor listens empathetically, introduces new possibilities and challenges their mentees where appropriate

How to be a good mentee

Mentees need to be clear about what they want to achieve

London Transport Museum uses mentoring to support apprentices

Mentoring is one of a number of initiatives that supports diversity and professional development at the museum