Creative Case for Diversity: Case Study Form
South East Museum Development is looking for museums to share their experiences of how they have become more responsive, connected, diverse and representative of their communities.
Review and Rationalisation of Collections Presentation
Presentation from Collections Trust training delivered by Sarah Brown.
Culture Change Guide: toolkit: developing diverse talent, workforce and leadership
The Culture Change Guide is a toolkit from Arts Council England that's been guided by best practice recruitment principals and explores how you can think about developing a diverse workforce and leadership. It contains case studies and best practice examples from the arts and culture sector and beyond, with guidance on how to recruit and support diverse talent in an organisation, and how to capture and use diversity data.
Guide on non-user consultation in museums
This guide was developed by Christina Lister as part of a project on non-user consultation for the South East Museum Development Programme. It focuses on methods that are accessible and achievable for small- and medium-sized museums and that can be scaled up, if desired.
Materials from HMMN meeting: Transformation (16 March 2017)
Materials from the meeting of the Hampshire Military Museums Network at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust on 16 March 2017
Materials from Customer Service for All - Disability Equality and the Visitor Journey
Materials from Customer Service for All - Disability Equality and the Visitor Journey held on the 24th February 2017
The Art of Partnering
The Art of Partnering is the final report of a Cultural Enquiry conducted by King's College London in collaboration with the BBC, which explored the role partnership plays in enabling publicly funded cultural institutions to enhance the quality and diversity of their work across the UK. The report was published on 13 October 2015.
Successfully Recruiting Trustees to Your Board
Do you have vacancies on your Board but not sure how best to recruit new Trustees? Here is a wealth of information and links to help you find the right person to join you
Age of Creativity
Age of Creativity is a national platform for everyone who believes that creativity can support older people to enjoy better health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Find inspiration for your work, opportunities to develop your practice and resources to support your expertise. You can upload and share your own information with the network and you will also receive regular updates by email.
Working Towards an Audience Development Plan
Presentation from 'Working Towards an Audience Development Plan' workshop delivered by Nicky Boyd as part of the activities of the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group.
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.
Arts Council England Family Friendly Toolkit
Arts Council England Family Friendly Toolkit. One of the resources collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group.
Belfast City Council Tourism, Culture and Arts Unit: Marketing and Audience Development Toolkit for Arts and Heritage Organisations
Belfast City Council Tourism, Culture and Arts Unit: Marketing and Audience Development Toolkit for Arts and Heritage Organisations. One of the resources collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group.
Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit
Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit. Author: Louise Cogman. One of the resources collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group.
2014 Arts Award Supporter Starter Kit
Trinity College has launched this revised Starter Kit for organisations wanting to become Arts Award Supporters. There is also a new website aimed specifically at Arts Award Supporters.
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.
Shifting Perspectives: Opening up museums and galleries to blind and partially sighted people
This helpful book identifies approaches to key aspects of service delivery which can help improve access to museums and galleries for blind and partially sighted people. It was produced as part of CultureLink, a joint programme by RNIB and the MLA to enable blind and partially sighted people to have greater access to museums and heritage sites and play a greater role in the Cultural Olympiad, in 2012.
Welcoming your blind and partially sighted customers
RNIB have written this factsheet especially for leisure organisations, including museums, to give a better understanding of how to make your services more accessible to blind and partially sighted customers.
Promoting your museum's access and facilities to people with disabilities
If you have worked to make your museum accessible for disabled visitors, then make sure you let people know. Where can you promote your museum to people with disabilities? Here are some websites that give information on arts and heritage venues with disabled access. Some charge for listings, others are free.
A Disability Briefing presentation given by Brighton & Hove Council in 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.
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.
Guidance on accesible toilets
Recommendations and links. Based on notes provided by Cassie Herschel-Shorland, Access and Museum Design Consultant.
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.
Materials from Hampshire Solent LAINet 'Museums for All' seminar 29 September 2014
Materials from Hampshire Solent LAINet 'Museums for All' seminar held at Basing House on 29 September 2014.
Museums Association diversify toolkit
Practical guidance and advice for employers in the museum sector on introducing positive-action schemes and creating a diverse workforce
Working with Diverse Audiences - Engage
Pack designed for museum educators exploring how to work with diverse audiences
MLA Self-Assessment Checklist: Cultural Diversity
Self-assessment tool to help museums, libraries and archives to develop an understanding of their current practice and to encourage positive developments in relation to cultural diversity.
VisitEngland Market Research
VisitEngland publishes useful research into tourism and leisure markets that museums can use both to inform their planning and to provide evidence for advocacy and funding applications. Available reports cover a wide range of topics including: future domestic leisure trends, the impact of the economic downturn on tourism behaviour; visitor satisfaction; and the potential of the 'staycation' phenomenon.
MLA Access for All Toolkit
Self-assessment toolkit designed to enable organisations to develop effective strategies for examining current performance, identify areas for improvement and develop more accessible and inclusive policies and practices.
HLF: Thinking about Audience Development
Guidance to help you think about audience development – that is how you can engage more people, and a wider range of people, with heritage.
HLF: Making your project accessible for disabled people
Guidance to help you think about how to improve every aspect of your heritage project so that disabled people, be they visitors, volunteers or staff, can engage as fully as non-disabled people. It provides good practice relating to capital works and activities.
'Sounding out your heritage' best practice toolkit
Best practice toolkit to help care professionals and heritage educators understand the positive impact of informal heritage learning for the over 60s, including those with dementia, and show them how they can develop programmes of learning activity.
Quick access checklists for small, volunteer-based museums
Concise access checklists for small, volunteer-based museums developed by Lyn Gash, Museum Development Manager, Suffolk County Council based on the MLA Access for All Self-Assessment Toolkit. These are simplified tools designed for museums just starting to improve their accessibility. Larger museums, or small ones that are further along their journey to improved access, should use the more comprehensive tools in the MLA toolkit.