Heritage Counts 2017: Heritage and Society
Looking for evidence to support advocacy or funding applications? The report Heritage and Society is produced each year by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum (HEF). The objective of this document is to provide bite-sized facts and figures that demonstrate the importance of heritage to society. These facts can be extracted and used by anyone who seeks to understand and evidence the social values of heritage in order to make the case for heritage.
New curriculum pack for the environment
A new resource for those museums working with schools on environmental education.
Touring Exhibition Group - Economics of Touring Exhibitions Resources
Results of a two-year research and training programme, titled Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice, exploring the economics of touring exhibitions in the UK today
Share Academy has been researching, supporting and promoting partnership working between the Higher Education and Museums since 2012 with the support of Arts Council England. Share Academy reports, advice and guidance on museum and Higher Education collaborations can be downloaded at the Share Academy website.
Creative Communities Project Resources
The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through the Creative Communities Project Pages.
Beyond the Creative Campus: Reflections on the evolving relationship
This booklet summarises and critically reflects on discussions and ideas emerging from a two year research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) entitled “Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities Across Higher Education and the Creative Economy”.
Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN)
Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN) is funded by the AHRC to provide a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities Heritage Projects. The network's website aims to help bring together information, news and contact details for anyone involved in heritage work to access.
Materials from All Together Now! Community Engagement Seminar
Materials from the community engagement seminar "All Together Now!" held at Bursledon Brickworks on 4 December 2015
Materials from Young Roots Briefing
Presentations from the 'HLF Young Roots Briefing' on Thursday 17 Spetember 2015 at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight.
Arts Award & Museums - a Case Study
In 2013/14 a group of museums in Cornwall delivered a 12 month programme designed to increase museums’ understanding of and engagement with Arts Award (supported by Arts Council Strategic Support Funds). This paper provides an outline of what they did.
Communication Strategies for the Digital Age Handouts
Presentations given by the speakers Agnes Guylas and Kal Sajad in the second of two social media sessions commissioned by the Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme. Friday 17th January 2014.
Arts Award Guide 2013
A guide to the Arts Award scheme which is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations.
Tips and Resources for Museums
A useful booklet for museums, compiled by Rennaissance South East in June 2011.
Kent & Medway First World War Centenary Update event - materials
Materials and presentations from Kent & Medway's Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary Update event, held at the Royal Engineers Museum on Monday 4th November 2013.
Social Media Essentials Handouts
Presentations given by the speakers Agnes Guylas and Kal Sajad in the first of two social media sessions commissioned by the Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme. Friday 20th September 2013.
World Stories Final Report 2013
The Final Report of the World Stories South East project, run between November 2012-March 2013 and funded through ACE Strategy Support Fund.
Different Stories New Perspectives – Project Booklet, 2010
A community engagement in museums project funded by Renaissance South East. Booklet edited by Helen Derbyshire & Sonia Rasbery, 2010.
Visitor Finder tools and resources from the Audience Agency. Articles, toolkits and case studies on good practice plus practical techniques on how to use evidence to better engage audiences, effect organisational change and influence stakeholders.
Different Stories New Perspectives – Final Report, 2010
The Final Report, by Sonia Rasbery, 2010 - a community engagement in museums project funded by Renaissance South East.
SEWS mental health project - report of phase 1, 2008
Written by Jocelyn Goddard, Natalie Chambers, Neil Goddard, and Rebecca Linley for the Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development Service, 2008.
Josie Gale - FWW Centenary Presentation
Presentation from Josie Gale, (Centenary Programme Museum Liaison Officer for English Regions) describing her role at the Imperial War Museum and about the Imperial War Museum's First World War Centenary Partnership.
Kpontin - Interim Report
Kate Pontin's interim report, May 2013, on her progress towards developing a regional visitor capture framework.
Thinking about starting a museum?
Discussion guide and workbook on museums and heritage project published by Museums Alberta. Museums protect our heritage for the future but too often they are opened without the resources or commitment needed to be self-sustaining.There are many ways to preserve and share your heritage that are alternatives to starting a museum. This booklet aims to help you to make an informed decision about which model best suits your community.
Making Sense of Social Prescribing
‘Social Prescribing’ is a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community, including cultural provision. Find out more about how it works in this guide from the Social Prescribing Network.
Using museums to engage young people in art and design activities: toolkit for youth and community project workers from V & A Design for Life
This toolkit contains information, well-tested strategies and activities that you can use with young people in museums. The contents will help you arrange a visit to a museum or gallery and use it as a starting point for art and design activities. The ideas and strategies are derived from the experience of a three-year national project, Design for Life, led by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Arts Council England Family and Community Focused Toolkit
Arts Council England Family and Community Focused Audience Development Toolkit. One of the resources collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group.
Aging & Mental Health article
The impact of community-based arts and health interventions on cognition in people with dementia: a systematic literature review by Rhea Younga, Paul M. Camica & Victoria Tischlerb
Philosophy for Children - resources and links
Information about Philosophy for Children (P4C) as a learning tool for museums to use with schools and other community groups. P4C is being used successfully ny the Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington, Kent.
GEM (Group for Education in Museums)
Website of the GEM (Group for Education in Museums), a community of professionals who work in the field of education in museums. It contains news, resources, links, notice of events and much more.
Visitor Studies Group
Website of the Visitor Studies Group, a community of professionals who work in the field of visitors studies in a range of cultural and natural heritage organisations. It contains news, resources, links, notice of events and much more.
NEMO: Network of European Museum Organisations
The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO's members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe.