Sea City Museum making improvements, saving time and money with Lean Systems Thinking
After taking part in a one-day 'Lean Systems Thinking' workshop in March 2015, Southampton City Council's Sea City Museum bid for the opportunity to have a day's intensive in-house support from consultant Debbie Brown, which took place in June. The management team chose to split the consultancy day in to two; utilising the morning for an objective and impartial review of the Front of House service; leading to a feedback and training session in the afternoon. Overall their aim was to ‘gain an understanding of where there may be opportunities for improvement at the point of delivery within public venues; whilst challenging the thinking and working methods of the team.’
Hampshire Cultural Trust making improvements, saving time and money with Lean Systems Thinking
After taking part in a one-day 'Lean Systems Thinking' workshop in March 2015, Hampshire Cultural Trust bid for the opportunity to have a day's intensive in-house support from consultant Debbie Brown, which took place in June. A cross section of staff from the two museums came together as part of Lean Systems Thinking workshop to understand how the change methodology could be used to improve their retail process.
Good Governance Consultation at the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum
Find out how the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum reviewed their governance and as result, have now improved their policies and plans and have moved to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
Adlib Designer Training for Collections Staff at Maidstone Museums
Collections staff at Maidstone Museums attedend Adlib Designer Training to improve sustainability and management of the collection and CMS by having skills in house.
The Spitfire & Hurricane Museum at the Managing Safely Training Course
Matt Demedts from the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum describes his experiences on a RoSPA Managing Safely (IOSH) Course.
SEWS CPD Bursary: Clore Leadership Short Course - Lucy Hockley
In November/December 2014, Luck Hocley, Schools Services & Project Manager at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, near Chichester, attended the Clore Leadership Short Course, funded through a SEWS CPD Bursary.
Attendance at Museums Association Conference 2014, Sue Shave
In October 2014 Sue Shave, Director of Chiltern Open Air Museum attended the sector conference of the Museums Association.
Environmental monitoring, Royal Engineers Museum, Kent
In August 2013, the Royal Engineers Museum borrowed from the Conservation Resource Bank 5 Hanwell dataloggers to record the temperature and humidity levels within thier display and storage spaces.
Conservation Materials and Archives, Chatham Historic Dockyard
Chatham Historic Dockyard recently used some conservation material from the Conservation Resource Bank to help them complete an inventory project, which was vital in being able to display the collection in a new exhibition.
An Energy Audit for the Guildhall Museum, Rochester
Guildhall Museum in Rochester has implemented a range of initiatives to monitor and reduce utility consumption and spend, following an Environmental Audit by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC funded by the South East Museum Development Programme.
Unpicking The New Curriculum - BOBLI Network
The BOBLI Group was supported by the BOB MD South East to deliver a one day conference on the new curriculum.
National Arts Fundraising School residential course: Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
A week-long residential course attended by the Curator of Historic Collections at Worthing Museum and Gallery, with the aim to increase knowledge of different funding sources, including major donors, trusts and foundations, individual giving, sponsorship and legacies.
Clore Leadership Short Course: Towner, Eastbourne
A residential leadership development course attended by the Head of Contemporary Programmes at Towner.
National Arts Fundraising School residential course: Pallant House Gallery
A week-long residential course attended by Head of Development at the Pallant House Gallery, with the aim to increase knowledge of different funding sources, including major donors, trusts and foundations, individual giving, sponsorship and legacies.
Income Generation at the Royal Engineers Museum
This project was designed to review of the Roal Engineers Museum's current retail situation and to seek advice on how these could be improved, as part of the wider 'Income Generation for Museums' prorgamme of work in Kent & Medway.
Titanic Study Exchange
Study exchange between Titanic heritage venues focuses on commercial operations, including retail, catering, and visitor income.
Guildford Museum: Environmental Monitoring
Guildford Museum borrowed some environmental monitoring equipment from the Conservation Resource Bank - see how they got on and what impact it had on their collection.
Pendon Museum - Preparing for a mobile world
This micro-consultancy enabled Pendon Museum to install and trial digital interpretation methods in the museum.
New Technology for Tom Brown’s School Museum
This micro-consultancy provided advice, support, training and new equipment in order to raise collections management and interpretation standards at Tom Brown's School Museum
A Digital Presence for Amersham Museum
This micro-consultancy enabled Amersham Museum to improve their on-line presence through the website and social media.
Slough Museum Sustainability Project
This micro-consultancy supported Slough Museum to develop a coherent and workable business plan in times of transition.
REME Museum Fundraising Development Project
This micro-consultancy enabled REME Museum to increase the their capacity and ability in raising income through fundraising.