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Knowledge Exchange Programme 2017 Call for Partners
The British Museum is seeking five new partner museums to participate in its annual Knowledge Exchange programme for 2017.
South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference 2017 - open for booking
Join us at the third South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference, jointly with SWMDP, Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy, Museums Association and Collections Trust.
Horniman offers free loans to South East Museums
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
You are invited to contribute to this '5 ways to well-being' for museum staff - twitter campaign
The Community Business Peer Network Programme
Are you an existing peer network that wants to help community businesses connect? The Power to Change Peer Network Programme is offering grants of up to £75,000.
Museums learning from successful arts business models: get involved!
Expressions of interest to be partnered with a successful arts organisation through a peer-to-peer approach, supported with seed funding, are now open - closing at 9am on Monday 20 June 2016.
So you always meant to be a Mentor…
Many of the smaller, usually voluntary-sector museums in our region don’t have the resources to employ museum professionals. This is where Museum Accreditation Mentors come in.
‘Museums and Artists Working Together’ learning day in Kent
The ‘Museums and Artists Working Together’ learning day was a unique opportunity to bring two cultural sectors together for an open discussion about how they interact. The aim of the day was to create a set of rules (or manifesto), based on o
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.
British Association of Friends of Museums Travel Award Bursary 2016
British Association of Friends of Museums (BAFM) is an independent organisation established in 1973 for Friends, volunteers and supporters in museums, galleries and heritage sites representing more than 200,000 Friends and Volunteers across the UK.
Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2016 - ACE praises local museums for strong partnership ethos
The Forum took place on Monday, 1 February 2016 at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. At the annual gathering of all museums in the sub-region, this was an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and peers, and find out about Museum Development plans for t
Culture24 announces the Connect! artists for 2016
Your museum, gallery or heritage site could take part in the "Connect!" competition to win one of these artists and a £3000 bursary towards your Museums at Night event. The deadline to complete the Connect! application form is Friday 11 March 2016.
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
Voices of Culture: Call for Applications: Intercultural Dialogue Brainstorming Session
Voices of Culture is a process established to create exchanges between civil society stakeholders in the cultural field and the European Commission. Within the "structured dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural Sector" cultural professi
Call for Papers: MuseumNext Dublin 2016
From 18-20 April 2016 museum professionals are invited to join discussions on the future of museums or initiate them by giving their own presentations.
Museum Studies at Leicester 50th Anniversary Conference Call for Papers
The University of Leicester invites you to join their 50th anniversary conference and associated events, including a number of pre-conference trips, which takes place on 20-22 April 2016.
WIRP International Travel Grant Scheme
The Working Internationally Regional Project is offering a small number of travel grants to support non-national museums in England to work internationally.
Oxford Cultural Leaders - an international programme for museums, arts and heritage
Oxford University Museums, in partnership with the Saïd Business School, are delighted to announce that its highly successful residential programme, Oxford Cultural Leaders, will be running again in April 2016. Applications are now open.
Islamic Art & Material Culture SSN Specialist Support Scheme
This scheme aims to provide regional museums with a toolkit to help them unlock the potential of their collections of Islamic art and material culture, using them to engage with new and diverse audiences.
Heritage Lottery Fund launch new forum for ideas exchange
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has launched a new general online forum which will act as a mechanism for asking questions, exchanging ideas, discussing common issues, sharing learning and celebrating successes.
Getting involved with the Association of Independent Museums
AIM would be pleased to hear from members who can help the organisation with up coming conferences and development. Contact AIM's executive director, Tamalie Newbery, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The IWM Centenary Partnership and 2016
The Centenary Partnership led by Imperial War Museums is made up of over 3,400 not-for-profit organisations from 55 countries who have joined together to mark the First World War Centenary. Last year, members of the Partnership in the UK and Ireland repor
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
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.
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
Early Bird Discount for AIM National Conference 2015
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) National Conference 2015 takes place this year from June 18-20 at the ss Great Britain in central Bristol. Take advantage of the special AIM early-bird booking rate which closes on April 17.
2015 Discover Heritage Awards
The Association for Heritage Interpretation has today launched the 2015 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland, sponsored by Geosho.
Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum: 'It was great to find out what was going on and meet lots of interesting people.'
There was a great turnout and a really friendly, sharing atmosphere at last week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum.
Join the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel
Due to the relocation of one of our members out of the area, there is now a vacancy. We are looking for well informed and forward thinking individuals from the Hampshire Solent area. Anyone who has five years' recent museum experience as paid staff, volun
Opportunity for Kent museums to work with Belgium partners
Kent County Council, with their Belgium parnters, the West Flanders Regional Government, are looking to submit an application for European funding to develop a Great War project that brings schools and museums together through the use of digital technolog
Call for Papers for the Museum Ethnographers' Group Annual Conference 2015
The 2015 Museum Ethnographers Group conference will continue this theme. Those wishing to present papers will be asked to think about their work in relation to one of the key conference themes.
AAM Museums Connect: Building Global Communities
The Museums Connect program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative projects facilitated by museums and executed by their communities.
Discover and share best practice in cultural marketing with CultureHive
CultureHive is a free resource to help you discover and share best practice in cultural marketing.
Great discussions had at the Imperial War Museum's FWW ‘Lessons Learned’ Partnership Meeting
On the 23rd October IWM led a Partnership meeting at Chatham Historic Dockyard for members in the South East.
South Region Conservation Network news from Karen Wardley: visit to Southampton City Art Gallery and SeaCity Museum
Open seats at Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel meeting 8 October 2014
The next meeting of the Advisory Panel takes place on the morning of 8 October in Portsmouth.
Sharing good practice in Kent & Medway through Museum2Museum sessions
Opportunities to hear from your fellow museum colleagues from across the county.
Isle of Wight museums work together for sustainability
Partnership workshop develops plans for collaboration
Peer Development Groups launched
Three groups underway. Still openings to join 'Collections care' and 'Display and interpretation'
Hampshire Military Museums Network plans for the future
Strong commitment to shared learning, events and collaboration
Call for papers - Refloating the Ark: Connecting the public and scientists with natural history museums
Hampshire Solent panel welcomes new Chair and Vice Chair and looks back on a productive first year
Welcome Chair Paul Griffiths of the Mary Rose Museum and Vice Chair Corina Westwood of Isle of Wight Heritage Service. Warm thanks to inaugural Chair Emily Leach.
Great networking and sharing opportunity had at 'Why Work With Artists - Why Work With Museums?' session
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
Fantastic turnout for First World War Centenary networking event
Over a hundred people from arts and heritage organisations across the sub-region packed Winchester's Guildhall for the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary networking event.
Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2013: Hampshire Solent In-Train Networking Special
Make the most of conference - build local connections before you even arrive