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Job Opportunity: Library Officer
The National Motor Museum Trust is seeking an experienced Library Officer to undertake collections management procedures relating to the Reference Library Collection.
Job Opportunity: Assistant Curator, Egham Museum
The Assistant Curator will oversee the effective delivery of the Egham Museum’s day-to-day management in line with the organisational vision, mission and objectives, ensuring the Museum continues to offer a high standard of visitor engagement.
Job Opportunity: Operations Manager, Portsmouth
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is currently employed within a management role to support the General Manager
Job Opportunity: Digital Programmes Manager, Culture24
Culture24 are looking for a full-time Digital Programmes Manager to manage and deliver a highly successful and innovative range of sector-facing programmes, services and products.
Ridge - Buildings Health & Safety Compliance Review Presentation
Facilities Management Peer Development Group was established for people working in museums who have specific responsibility for the maintenance and management of buildings and associated facilities
Tate Announce 'Sharing Works of Art' Workshops for Museums
The training will be delivered across two days and will aim to explore a deeper understanding of the principles of collection management and how to bring judgement to their application.
Arts Council announce museum & gallery exhibition tax credit briefings
In March 2018, ACE will be hosting a series of briefing events across England to support museums and galleries to understand and benefit from the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief.
National Motor Museum wins major collections management award
'Keep Calm and STEAM Ahead' project has won the 2017 Collections Trust Award for its Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project.
HLF Skills for the Future: Digital Heritage Discovery skills survey
Deadline Monday 31 July. The Digital Heritage Discovery that if successful will invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to
Young Leaders 2017: European Museum Leadership Programme
Four-day leadership conference in Slovenia for museums leaders aged up to 45. Call for applications: deadline 30 July 2017.
ViL Project 2017-18
This Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development funded opportunity continues with our aim to support museums to develop sustainable practices in volunteer management.
ABTEM Larger & Working Objects Guidelines – Call For Interested Parties
The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) has recently appointed the International Railway Heritage Consultancy (IRHC) to work with them to produce new guidelines for museums and private collectors with larger and working obje
SPECTRUM 5.0 consultation draft
SPECTRUM is the UK collection management standard that is also used around the world. Here you can find a consultation draft of the next version – SPECTRUM 5.0. Please take a look and let Collections Trust have your comments and questions by Monday
Culture24 are looking for museums to help with research into after-hours events and extended opening
Does your museum have experience in opening late and can help feed into this research? If so please complete the short survey!
CALL FOR PARTNERS – Object Journeys project 2017/18, The British Museum
The British Museum are currently seeking a new museum partner to work with us on the third community collaboration project Object Journeys, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
CALL FOR PAPERS – British Museum Conference 2017 “Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collections”
The British Museum are seeking proposals for this year’s National Programmes conference at the British Museum on 31 August 2017, which will explore the subject of lending museum collections.
ICOMOS-UK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee secures ACE funding for its innovative project- ‘Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museum Contexts’
Selected South East Museums will benefit from ACE funded project looking at the intangible benefits of collections
Largest national programme on Future of Volunteering for museums launches
A two-year Arts Council England-funded programme to help museums attract the next generation of volunteers is launching with two regional seminars in London and the North West in January.
British Council announces projects supported by the Cultural Protection Fund
A new £30million fund set up in partnership with DCMS in order to safeguard and promote cultural heritage at risk due to conflict overseas gives details of its first projects
Creative and Cultural Apprenticeships at the Learning and Training Academy, Portsmouth
New programmes enable people who are already employed to take advantage of the Government funded as part of their Continual Professional Development, subject to terms and conditions.
Survey - Measuring the Intangible: Performance Management of Museum Employees
Take part in a survey which evaluates employee performance management systems in museum organisations
Horniman offers free loans to South East Museums
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity?
The Cabinet Office has published a timetable that explains when the different sections of the new Charities Act are going to take effect.
V & A Museum Professional Development Courses
The V & A Learning Academy presents a number of new short courses for the heritage and museum sector
Young Leaders Training Programme - Call for Applications
A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change
Call for Papers - European Axiell User Conference 2016
Axiell are looking for presenters for each of the sessions. If you have something to share, that you think would be of value to other users - they’d like to hear from you.
Have your say: What are the skills and attributes needed by the UK’s museum workforce in the future?
Arts Council England, together with Museums Galleries Scotland, the Museums Association and the Association of Independent Museums have commissioned BOP Consulting and The Museum Consultancy to undertake a major study that takes a forward look at the skil
Deadline for Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund is fast approaching... (23rd March!)
Grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 are available to museums, galleries and heritage or-ganisations for projects that include research into collections, conservation, collections review and initiatives to develop the use of collections.
The Kent Museums Group wants your feedback
Kent Museums Group (KMG) has been serving museums and associated individuals since the late 1970's and is now undertaking a review of its role, which services it should now deliver, and a significant improvement in the benefits to its membership.
Preventive Conservation offer for Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Medway museums
A new year's message from our Preventive Conservation Officer, Emily Nisbet-Hawkins, offering lots of support, advice, training and resources for museums in Surrey, Sussex, Kent & Medway.
ACE re-opens the Museum Resilience Fund
On 14 January 2016, Arts Council England (ACE) have re-opened its popular Museum Resilience Fund (MRF) scheme. The funding is designed to help museums face challenging times by increasing their resilience and sustainability.
Help improve SPECTRUM: the UK Collection Management Standard
The Collections Trust is consulting widely to check that SPECTRUM: the UK Collection Management Standard still meets the needs of museums large and small. This will inform the next revision, SPECTRUM 5.0, to be published in 2017.
Navigating the Art Market Professional Development Course
The Art Fund has announced a refreshed version of their Navigating the Art Market professional development course for 2016. Developed in partnership with Sotheby's Institute of Art, the course is designed to promote a practical understanding of the art ma
Free training to build on Volunteer Engagement
From January to March 2016 Tickbox are providing free support and training to a limited number of orgnanisations to create or build on their Volunteer Engagement. This is part of a Volunteer Makers pilot project to prove demand for Volunteer Makers befor
The Social History Curators Group call for papers for 2016 conference
The Social History Curators Group call for papers for 2016 conference, titled 'The Only Way Is Ethics: Social History and the 21st Century Museum'. The conference is taking place in June 2016, and the deadline for the call for papers is 29th January 2016
Call for Papers: 'Objectively Speaking - the value and practice of object based teaching'
A free conference and debate to be held at the British Museum, is now looking for papers.
Collections Trust – Usability testing
The Collections Trust is currently in the planning stages of redeveloping their website and they need your input.
Call for Papers - The 2016 Photographic Materials Working Group
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Photographic Materials Working Group of ICOM-CC are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2016 Photographic Materials Working Group Interim Meeting, scheduled for 21 – 24 September 2016 in Amsterdam, the Ne
A new 'Collections for All' website for natural sciences
'Collections for All' is a space for helping to connect people to natural science collections throughout the UK. They are doing this through sharing the values of natural science collections in relation to research, science, museum practice, engagement an
Learning Museum Call for partners 2015
Open call for partners for the second phase of Learning Museum, the British Museum’s latest Skills for the Future programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Call for Papers: Selection, De-selection and Rationalisation
Day conference hosted by CIfA Archaeological Archives Group and including the AAG AGM
New AIM Success Guide launched: Successfully Managing Archives in Museums
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has just launched a new online publication called 'Successfully Managing Archives in Museums' as part of its popular Success Guide series. Authored by Emma Chaplin and Janice Tullock and funded by The National
Remembering Lord Montagu
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died on 31 August at the age of 88, was a central figure in the changes that took place in Museums, Heritage and Tourism during his lifetime. He was a pioneer of the “Stately Home” business and independent Museum
V&A Innovative Leadership Programme 2015-16
The V&A Innovative Leadership Programme has been helping people develop new skills, new insights and new opportunities for more than a decade. This 10 month programme brings together seminars, workshops, action learning, individual coaching and online lea
NatSCA's Bill Pettit Memorial Award is open
NatSCA is pleased to invite applications to this year’s Bill Pettit Memorial Award. Up to £1,500 of grant money will be made available to NatSCA members every year to support projects including the conservation, access, and use of natural scienc
Art Fund New Collecting Awards
This funding programme enables promising and ambitious curators to pursue new avenues of collecting for their museums, and at the same time build critical professional
The Collections Trust Awards 2015 - nominations open!
Nominations are now open for the Collections Trust Awards, which will be taking place at the Collections Trust Annual Conference at the Natural History Museum in London on 22 September 2015.
British Gas Energy Efficiency Fund
The British Gas Energy Efficiency Fund offers up to £5,000 (plus VAT) of energy efficiency measures at small businesses / organisations, including new boilers, LED lighting and insulation. Non-public sector run museums across the South East region shou
Help map participatory governance of cultural heritage
Help map all cultural heritage related projects, organisations and initiatives that genuinely involve the audience in its operations, management or logistics, either physically or digitally, in Europe!
The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) announces museums selected for resilience programme
Future Proof Museums is a national project being developed by the AMA (Arts Marketing Association) funded by Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience grant. The programme is designed to significantly improve the resilience of museums across Englan
New Kent Heritage Resource Centre to open at Smarden
A new resource Centre for regional heritage groups is being established at Smarden as a result of a partnership agreement signed last week by Smarden Local History Society and Kent Archaeological Society.
Collections Trust Conference 2015
The Collections Trust are pleased to announce that their flagship annual conference will be presented at the Natural History Museum on 22 September 2015 in London.
Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is open for applications
The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, focuses on time-limited collections work outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources. Applications are now being invited.
AIM launches the 'Hallmarks of Prospering Museums' framework
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) launched an important new initiative to help museums at its national conference this month. The “AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums” is a framework that helps museums and heritage organisations ide
John Ellerman Foundation Regional Museums and Galleries Fund
The Fund aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. The John Ellerman Foundation want to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.
Kent Museums and Student Volunteers networking event a great success
On Tuesday 2nd June, the Museum Development Programme and the University of Kent's School of History hosted staff and volunteers from around twenty local museums and heritage organisations in Kent. It is hoped this is the first of an annual networking an
Collections Trust Appoints Kevin Gosling as new CEO
Gosling is currently the Director of Communications at the Britten-Pears Foundation and has previously held roles with Lord Cultural Resources and the Museum Documentation Association (MDA).
Haslemere Museum volunteers awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Haslemere Educational Museum wins another award.
Mary Rose Museum shares retail practice at US Museum Store Association conference
The Museum Store Association is an international organisation with the mission of advancing the nonprofit retail industry and the success of the professionals engaged in it by encouraging high standards of knowledge and professionalism.
We're funding a Hampshire Chamber of Commerce membership - apply now!
We are funding a one-year membership of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest regional business networks in the country and Hampshire's leading business organisation, for a Hampshire museum.
Funded place for a Hampshire Solent museum at Business South 'Leisure and Tourism' Breakfast Briefing 12 June 2015
This month, we are working with Business South to offer funded place at a special Leisure and Tourism breakfast briefing in Southampton on 12 June.
Campaign for Good Curatorship – launch and call for Committee members
The Campaign for Good Curatorship celebrates the fact that great museums need good curators.
Apply to the RAISE Challenge Fund
The RAISE team is excited to be evolving the way it provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations across the South East. We are making a step change in our own approach to delivering support to help you to make a difference to people.
ABTEM (Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums) to undertake scoping work to update MGC standards
Supported by Arts Council England (ACE) Subject Specialist Network (SSN) funding, ABTEM has recently commissioned museum consultant Rob Shorland-Ball to carry out a Scoping Study on the feasibility of developing and updating the MGC 1994 Standard 4: Stand
OpenHeritage joins the Collections Trust SPECTRUM Partners Scheme
OpenHeritage, the Cape Town-based supplier of software to the heritage sector, is the latest company to join the SPECTRUM Partners Scheme, managed by the Collections Trust.
Cultural Property Advice
The migration of the Cultural Property Advice website into the Collections Trust's website has begun.
Museum Designation Scheme re-opened
On Wednesday 15 April the Designation Scheme was re-opened to applications.
Uniques Project website goes live
Bexhill Museum (lead partner) and four other museums in the South East carried out an ethnographic collections review project in 2014-2015, funded by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Support Fund.
10 Museum Sector Bodies Publish Statement on Unethical Sale from Museums Collections
"As a group of the key funding, development and membership bodies for the museums sector, we are seriously concerned about cases of unethical sale from museum collections and the targeting of collections as a source of income."
Kent museums discuss Going Digital with Nick Poole from the Collections Trust
Thirty people from across Kent & Medway museums, ranging in size, collection type, and previous digital experiences and skills, came together to hear Nick Poole, CEO of Collections Trust, talk through their new strand of work, Going Digital.
Museums with artefacts containing asbestos
The Health and Safety Executive has granted a class exemption to the museum sector to enable the loan / transfer of artefacts that contain asbestos, between exhibitions etc.
Leading professionals join the Collections Trust Board
The Collections Trust, the professional association for people working in collections management, has announced the appointment of six new Trustees to its existing Board following an open recruitment campaign.
Giving Digitally Through DONATE
Set up in March 2013, DONATE is the mobile platform and the public-facing brand of the National Funding Scheme - a registered charity specifically set up to support the arts, heritage and culture sector.
A great year for the Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2014-15
Bursaries totalling over £9,000 awarded, 96 individuals trained in more than 20 organisations
Preventive Conservation assessments and training available for Surrey, Sussex and Kent museums
Opportunity to request a bespoke in-house training day or audit to support your collection care needs.
New Museum Accreditation Committee Chair announced
Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, who is currently Head of Collections at the Science Museum and a member of the Science Museum Management Team, has been appointed as the Chair of the Museum Accreditation Committee. He brings a wealth of experience to the Commit
Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum raise £275,000 for new museum
The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum will march into new, purpose-built facilities next year after reaching its £275,000 fundraising target
Catalyst ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’ update - Cohort 1 museums complete philanthropy audit
Audit evaluates five key skill areas: philanthropic fundamentals; understanding the fundraising environment; leadership; relationship management; and capacity building.
Be part of the 'Time Travelling on the Isle of Wight' tourism campaign
Important information for Isle of Wight museums about Visit Isle of Wight’s summer campaign from David Thornton, CEO of Visit Isle of Wight LTD. Deadline to respond Tuesday 20 May 2014
Mary Rose Museum: Finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014
The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is one of six finalists selected for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of the best UK museums and galleries
Invitation to consider surplus electrical museum objects
Rationalisation of collections of former Museum of Electricity in Christchurch, Dorset
Hampshire Solent Museums - need assistance to clarify ownership of items in your collection?
Our student volunteering project in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Masters in Corporate Governance and Law can help. Expression of interest deadline 30 January 2014
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - best Large Visitor Attraction
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence 2013-2014
Job Opportunity: Library Officer
The National Motor Museum Trust is seeking an experienced Library Officer to undertake collections management procedures relating to the Reference Library Collection.
Financial Strategy & Governance Workshop
All museum trustees are jointly responsible for their charity – its’ financial activity and charitable compliance. This is the first free workshop being run by South East Museums Development Partnership to help museum trustees feel confident
Behaviour Management with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector (Artswork)
This is essential training for anyone working directly with young people. Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people’s lives.