12 Tips to Help you with Networking
Networking is an important part of building successful partnerships with other museums, cultural organisation or business. Here are a few basic tips to help you prepare for your next networking opportunity.
The Creative Museum - Analysis of selected best practices from Europe
The Creative Museum project is a three-year international project about opening museums to meet people, to speak with each other and become inspired by the collections in an innovative way. The case studies included in this best practice guide have been collected by partners in the project to provide a snapshot of activity across Europe, from the partner countries - Croatia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
Audience Research Unit at the Australian Museum
Loads of useful guidance and tools developed by the Audience Research Unit at the Australian Museum. Areas covered include: visitor behaviour, evaluation, research techniques, tips for writing texts and labels and much more.
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.
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.
VocalEyes - Coming into Focus
Presentation by Judy Dixey and Roz Chalmers of VocalEyes who make the arts accessible to blind and partially sighted people through the medium of audio description.
Online Museum Training: Creating a Small Exhibition
Creating a small themed exhibition is a great way to showcase a particular story from your collection without having to rethink your permanent exhibition space. This video from Museums Australia will illustrate how you can create a small one cabinet themed exhibit, or a series of cabinets to create an exhibition.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Creative Use of Collections sharing event
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Creative Use of Collections' sharing event held at the Mary Rose Museum on 18 November 2013.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Peer Development Groups Launch 22 May and 27 June 2014
Materials from the launch of the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's five Peer Development Groups: Audience development; Collections care; Display and interpretation; Emergency preparedness; Retail
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.
Data Protection Advice and Guidance for Charities from Information Commissioner’s Office
Are you collecting personal data for marketing, research or fundraising purposes? The ICO website has loads of advice and resources to help you ensure that your museum meets its responsibilities to look after the information you hold properly.