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Job Opportunity: Library Officer
The National Motor Museum Trust is seeking an experienced Library Officer to undertake collections management procedures relating to the Reference Library Collection.
Job Opportunity: South East Museum Development Programme Manager
We are looking for a programme manager to lead the South East Museum Development Programme
Job Opportunity: Exhibition and Interpretation Officer
Elmbridge Museum is looking for a creative, innovative and dynamic professional to continue to develop our outreach and online exhibition programme, focusing on making the collections more accessible to the local community and bringing the history of the
Chiddingstone Castle's Photography and Interpretation Project Update
Chiddingstone Castle have started the process of digitising their diverse collection as part of their Photography and Interpretation project.
Art Fund and Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation Conference Travel Fellowship
The Fellowship will support eight UK-based curators to participate fully in AAMC’s 2019 Conference in New York City in May 2019, including significant additional funding to support follow-up activities
Society for Museum Archaeology Resources and Training Project (SMART)
The Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA) has secured £49,413 from Arts Council England and will deliver a workshop and pilot mentoring programme in the South East.
Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA) Guidance for the Rationalisation of Museum Archaeology Collections
The SMA, with funding from Historic England, have now published new guidance on the rationalisation of archaeology collections.
OF/BY/FOR ALL Release Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit
OF/BY/FOR ALL are proud to present this toolkit to all who are interested in launching a project that ignites community action around a specific local issue.
Arts Council England (ACE) Free Toolkit: Self-Evaluation
ACE have produced a free toolkit for self-evaluation!
Audience Broadening Initiative – Art UK
Research commissioned by Art UK in 2016 aimed to test and capture the learning from different approaches to engaging 16- to 24-year olds and BAME users online. Their report has now been released.
Upcoming Arts Award training in Kent (2018/19)
Arts Award advisers are key to the success of Arts Award and they are offering courses throughout the year.
Working together to protect museums and collections at risk
Yesterday (18 September) Arts Council England, with a group of key funding, development and membership bodies for the museums and heritage sector, published a joint statement on museums and collections at risk.
Volunteering Opportunity: Do Some Time at the Old Police Cells Museum
Brighton & Hove’s very own police museum is looking for volunteers to help explore the area’s history of keeping the peace.
Special Schools and Museum Toolkit
South East Museum Development are proud to launch a practical guide to accessible and inclusive museum experiences for special schools and SEND families
Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. List your events and exhibitions for free!
What's in your collections that connects to Hampshire's contribution to design, scientific, technological and industrial innovation?
Tate Announce 'Sharing Works of Art' Workshops for Museums
The training will be delivered across two days and will aim to explore a deeper understanding of the principles of collection management and how to bring judgement to their application.
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. List your events and exhibitions for free!
What's in your collections that tells the story of the county's contribution to design, scientific, technological and industrial innovation?
New Interreg France Channel England Micro Project call opening in 3 months: €150 million still available!
Are you a local authority, SME, charity or other small organisation looking for funding? Partner up across the Channel to access this great funding opportunity.
Britain on Film on Tour
Britain on Film on Tour is a brand new series of archive film programmes for your cinema, film club, museum, archive, or community space.
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. Get involved!
You don't have to be in Hampshire to have collections relevant to the county's contribution to scientific, technological and industrial innovation. What stories can your museum tell?
Arts Award Access Fund
Grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. Deadline 20 October 2017.
Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW) survey
Take part! A museum & heritage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
HLF Skills for the Future: Digital Heritage Discovery skills survey
Deadline Monday 31 July. The Digital Heritage Discovery that if successful will invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to
Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund first round deadline 14 September 2017.
A programme designed to provide regional museums and museum visitors with increased access to national museum and gallery collections.
Postcode Community Trust Deadline: 28 August, for stage 1 expressions of interest
Communities are at the heart of Postcode Community Trust. PCT aims to fund projects that enhance community cohesion through activities that bring people together and enhance a community’s identity.
Museum Mentor wanted at Tenterden Museum
A new opportunity has arisen for a new mentor to support Tenterden & District Museum
MA launch its ‘Mentoring for All’ scheme
Mentoring for All is a pilot mentoring scheme that will run across England and Scotland from June to November 2017.
Creative United announce that Prosper, a new, ACE funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries is now open for applications!
An opportunity for around 70 organisations to receive business advice, workshops, and masterclasses
Free elearning course: 'What is an EU project?'
Now's the time to make the most of the European funding opportunities still available. Find out how, with this free online learning module.
Museums Hack Day event: deadline for expressions of interest 9am on Monday 8 May 2017
Apply for a place at our ‘Museums Hack Day’ event, Friday 16 June 2017! Deadline for applications 9am on Monday 8 May 2017. Six South East museums will be selected to take part.
Free vacancy listing service from Oxford University Careers Service
Do you have a vacancy in your museum? Advertise work opportunities directly to the Oxford University talent pool free of charge!
Final call: Erasmus+ funded interns from Greece
Expression of Interest deadline 12 noon on 15 March 2017. Your museum can define the work that the student will undertake during their internship. Each student funded by an Erasmus+ scholarship can access finance for their travel, accommodation and living
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing announce new events
Find out about the latest Health and Wellbeing Events, part of the Health and Wellbeing Week, 6 - 12 March. List your museum's events.
The V&A Professional Development programme for Spring/Summer 2017 is now available
The V & A continue to share its expertise through their new season of training events
ACE to undertake light-touch review of Museum Accreditation scheme
During 2017, the Arts Council and our UK Accreditation Partners will be undertaking a light-touch review of certain aspects of the Museum Accreditation scheme.
RelevantNow: PR support, free for charities
Create your own media list, get help writing a release/social media post, and then distribute it fast and easily.
MA Transformers 2017-18 applications now open
If you have an idea and want to influence change in museums and for yourself then Transformers could be for you!
Expand your workforce in Summer 2017 with an Erasmus+ funded intern from Greece
Your museum can define the work that the student will undertake during their internship. Each student funded by an Erasmus+ scholarship can access finance for their travel, accommodation and living expenses during their internship period.
Jodi Awards: Call for Submissions.
The call for applications for the 2017 Jodi Awards is now open – the deadline for submitting an application is by close of Friday 27 January 2017.
The Big Draw invites you to get involved in this national campaign!
Find out how museums can take part in the world's largest celebration of drawing!
Horniman offers free loans to South East Museums
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
Arts Council England announce new funding approach
Arts Council England stakeholders shape new funding for arts and culture sector
Collections Trust publish tips for increasing access to museum storage
On their blog, the Collections Trust publish regular updates and useful guidance on a wide range of subjects surrounding museum documentation. From an introduction to their outreach programme, which...
V & A Museum Professional Development Courses
The V & A Learning Academy presents a number of new short courses for the heritage and museum sector
How can arts and culture improve our public services?
'Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production' report introducing models to help public sector work collaboratively with museums and others to deliver local outcomes
Young Leaders Training Programme - Call for Applications
A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change
Giving to Heritage Programme continues for another 12 months
The Heritage Alliance has announce that it has been awarded £250,000 under the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Catalyst Umbrella programme to extend Giving to Heritage for another 12...
Government launches strategy to help ensure the arts, culture and heritage are open to all
Ed Vaizey announces the Culture White Paper, which is the first strategy for arts and culture in more than 50 years.
Have your say: What are the skills and attributes needed by the UK’s museum workforce in the future?
Arts Council England, together with Museums Galleries Scotland, the Museums Association and the Association of Independent Museums have commissioned BOP Consulting and The Museum Consultancy to undertake a major study that takes a forward look at the skil
Museums from across Kent & Medway get together to hear Museum Development Plans for 2016-17
On Tuesday 8th March, we welcomed over 40 people to the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, for the 'Kent & Medway Museum Development Forum' looking at plans for 2016-17.
Taking Part - Focus On: Wellbeing
Arts attenders claim to be ‘happier’ than non-attenders, according to a report released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), based on its Taking Part survey findings over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13. This new report
Learning from the Creative People & Places Programme
The Creative People and Places (CPP) fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. The aim is to increase the likelihood that people will participate. In the South East, the Swale & Medway
South East museums through to next round of Arts Council's Capital Grants programme
Congratulations to the Story Museum in Oxford and Tunbridge Wells Museums & Art Gallery who are two of four arts organisations from across the South East invited to apply for £7.8 million in funding to support capital plans.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Access and Participation Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Applications will be considered for projects that challenge ine-quality of opportunity in access to and participation in t
Collections Trust – Usability testing
The Collections Trust is currently in the planning stages of redeveloping their website and they need your input.
Are you up to date with Cultural Education Data?
The Cultural Education Data Portal aims to bring together and provide easy access to a wide variety of data sources relating to children and young people, demographics, arts, culture and education.
Part funded Internships in the creative industries
Creative Access was founded in 2012 to provide opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or equivalent) standard from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds. They ai
NEMO publishes European-wide study on copyright and museums
In light of recent developments in the approaches to copyright on the European level, The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has recently published a European-wide study on the matter.
'Museums Matter' advocacy document available to support your museum to 'make the case'
The National Museum Directors' Council's (NMDC) new document Museums Matters sets out the case for investment in museums ahead of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all si
Arts Council England launches Cultural Education Challenge
The Cultural Education Challenge was launched yesterday at the Barbican in London. It challenges sector leaders across the arts, education, local authorities, schools, higher education institutions and others to create new ways of working. It encourages t
Remembering Lord Montagu
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died on 31 August at the age of 88, was a central figure in the changes that took place in Museums, Heritage and Tourism during his lifetime. He was a pioneer of the “Stately Home” business and independent Museum
Explore the Heritage Index for England
The Index is designed to stimulate debate about what is valued from the past, and how that influences the identity of its current residents. This can help a place achieve its aspirations to grow and prosper, socially and economically.
NatSCA's Bill Pettit Memorial Award is open
NatSCA is pleased to invite applications to this year’s Bill Pettit Memorial Award. Up to £1,500 of grant money will be made available to NatSCA members every year to support projects including the conservation, access, and use of natural scienc
Association of Independent Museums: conservation grants
Only a few days left to submit your AIM conservation grant application. Closing date is Wednesday 30th September.
Visitor Finder merges with free Audience Finder database
Introductory scheme 'Visitor Finder' comes to an end in March 2016 and is now closed to new applicants. Museum can still join the broader Audience Finder programme free.
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.
Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson shortlisted in the national Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards
Light Fever, Painting the Fort with Light project involved the creation of an exhibition of stunning images and accompanying soundscape by a group of young people from Portsmouth Autism Support Network (PASN).
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Grants available for arts projects
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts and who are active in the arts and working in partnership with educational institutions.
Hampshire Solent museums: apply for funding to take part in Visitor Finder or Visitor Verdict
As announced at 'Getting to Grips with Audience Data' 5 grants of up to £100 to help your museum improve use of audience data. It's first come, first served!
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
Future Proof Museums
Museums of all types and sizes are invited to join this intensive change programme designed to significantly improve resilience. This programme is offered to 20 museums by Arts Marketing Association and funded by Arts Council England. Apply by 6th July.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen. Get involved!
There are numerous ways to celebrate Austen’s life and writing, describing the life of people in Georgian and Regency Hampshire, and in subjects covered in her books, such as the Navy, the Church, music and dancing, food and transport!
Cultural Education Profile tool from Arts Council England updated
The Cultural Education Profile tool on the Arts Council England website has been updated. It is designed to provide organisations with easy access to a wide variety of data that will...
Centenary Partnership and 2016
Are you a not-for-profit organisation marking the First World War Centenary? Join the Centenary Partnership to join 3,300 organisations and get involved with the ‘Year of the Film’.
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!
Hampshire Big Theme 2016, Royal Blood. Will you take part?
The 2016 Royal Blood Big Theme is a fantastic opportunity to interpret in a creative way our links with Royal power and history in Hampshire.
How do you welcome autism into your museum?
In a special guest blog written for AIM, Claire Madge, shares three low cost things you can do to make your museum autism friendly and welcome autistic visitors and their families and carers into your museum.
PRISM Fund 2015-16 now open
The PRISM Fund, which helps to support the acquisition and conservation of heritage objects from the fields of science, technology, industry and medicine, has just reopened for applications.
10 Museum Sector Bodies Publish Statement on Unethical Sale from Museums Collections
"As a group of the key funding, development and membership bodies for the museums sector, we are seriously concerned about cases of unethical sale from museum collections and the targeting of collections as a source of income."
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
Object in Focus is a project funded by the Arts Council England to proactively loan out objects to museums and non-museum venues.
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.
South Region Conservation Network visit to Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
The South Region Conservation Network chose 'Conservation for Military Collections' as the topic of its Spring 2015 meeting on 12 March, which was attended by...
Touring Exhibitions Group awarded Arts Council England funding for 'Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice' research and training programme
The Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) will receive a £40,000 investment from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, to support the delivery of a two-year research and training programme that will explore the economics of touring. Support f
Opportunity for museums to work with French partners
French organisations from Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, which would like to set up a cross border project within the Interreg France (Channel)-England programme.
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: 'Maker Movement in Museums; practical way to bring technology into museums'
This time Fort Nelson was host to LAINet’s latest training event. Paul Clifford demonstrated how cheap electronics can make anything interactive, including fruit. Helen Sinnamon demonstrated Lego Mindstorms, programmable Lego robots.
Trust and Values Survey
You are invited to participate in the data collection for a doctoral research project: Trust in the Museum – aligning the organisation’s values internally and externally. This research is...
Leading professionals join the Collections Trust Board
The Collections Trust, the professional association for people working in collections management, has announced the appointment of six new Trustees to its existing Board following an open recruitment campaign.
New Heritage Funding Helpline launched
New source of advice will enable you to pose a question to a fundraising expert, or gain help with reviewing an application and receive fundraising advice as and when you need it.
The Warwick Commission's final report: Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth
The Warwick Commission's final report: Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth was launched this week. The report is the result of a one-year investigation undertaken by a diverse group...
Event Expenses Fund: £50 - £200 for your group to support Voluntary Arts Week events in Kent
Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity across the UK and RoI. It is run by Voluntary Arts who provide local, regional and national press and media support and social media campaigns featuring events listed as part of the week.
Petersfield Museum purchase historic police station for expanded museum and tourism hub
The Police Station together with the Courthouse, which currently houses the Museum, to create a unique Victorian Justice Heritage Site, in which will be displayed the Museum’s existing collections together with those from Hampshire Constabulary H
‘AA2A Plus’ (Artists Access to Art Colleges) - pilot scheme
Expressions of interest from museums, galleries, arts centres etc. interested in hosting AA2A Plus placements from Oct 2015 - April 2016 are currently being collected.
Giving Digitally Through DONATE
Set up in March 2013, DONATE is the mobile platform and the public-facing brand of the National Funding Scheme - a registered charity specifically set up to support the arts, heritage and culture sector.
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
Exploring 'Gateways to the First World War'
On Friday 16th January, over 50 of us gathered at the University of Kent to hear from the 'Gateways' team. We heard from Dr Sam Carroll, Community Heritage Researcher, who introduced the...
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.
New Museum Accreditation Committee Chair announced
Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, who is currently Head of Collections at the Science Museum and a member of the Science Museum Management Team, has been appointed as the Chair of the Museum Accreditation Committee. He brings a wealth of experience to the Commit
South East museums' resounding success at Beautiful South awards
It was a fantastic night for South East museums at Tourism South East's Beautiful South Awards for Excellence last week. The Mary Rose Museum,...
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.
International Jodi Awards for Accessible Digital Culture - Call for Applications
Applications for the Jodi Awards 2015 are now invited. The Jodi Awards recognise the best use of digital technology in widening access to information, collections, learning and creativity for...
Working with Volunteers: online Q & A with Museums Sheffield
Museums Sheffield are having an online Q&A about volunteering, in connection with their Arts Council Funded Cutting Edge...
Collaborate SE - skills development funding available
Further funding of amounts up to £200 is now available. The deadline for applications is 5 December 2014. Freelancers are able to apply for the funding opportunity if they can demonstrate...
Accreditation Update - November 2014
There is a revised Accreditation form now live on the Arts Council England’s application portal for both new and returning applicants. They have designed it around changes...
Government responds to New English Heritage Model
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published its response to the English Heritage New Model Consultation. 600 responses were received by the January deadline for this major DCMS...
South Region Conservation Network news from Karen Wardley: visit to Southampton City Art Gallery and SeaCity Museum
Karen Wardley, Collections Manager (Access and Care) at Southampton City Council Arts and Heritage and a member of the South Region Conservation Network, provides an update on the network's...
LAINet news from Clare Barnes: 'Museums for All' seminar at Basing House
Clare Barnes, Learning Officer at the Mary Rose Museum and a member of Hampshire Solent LAINet (Learning Access and Interpretation Network) steering group, provides an update on the latest LAINet...
£5,500 Creative Employment Programme Apprenticeship Grants
Find out about the Creative Employment Programme and the funding you could receive by clicking here... The Creative Employment Programme is a £15m fund to support the creation of opportunities...
Kent museums find out how they can support the health & wellbeing agenda
On Tuesday 30th September, delegates from across the county came together to hear how museums and heritage organisations can play a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing ageda....
SYNTHESYS3 - call for applications
The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the second call for applications of the SYNTHESYS3 project under the current European Commission's FPVII European-funded Integrating Activities funding...
Isle of Wight museums: grab your share of £80,000 grant funding
Isle of Wight voluntary and community groups are being reminded that time is running out for applications for a share of £80,000 under a new grant scheme launched in July by the Isle of Wight...
Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme
The Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme is helping arts organisations, museums and library services to engage in public service commissioning, win contracts and deliver great outcomes. Phase 1...
#AskACurator Day - global event on 17 September 2014
#AskACurator is an all day event on 17 September 2014 and offers people a way to talk to curators and people who work in cultural venues they normally don’t have access to. #AskACurator is...
LAINet team work at Secondary teachers' conference
LAINet members from four museums and heritage sites collaborated to present the Hampshire Solent museum offer to at the Hampshire and Wessex Secondary History Leadership Conference on...
Make money from your out-of-hours events with Culture24's Activity Superstore partnership
If you took part in Museums at Night, regularly run after-hours events, or are simply interested in generating income for your organisation, this is your last chance to join Culture24’s...
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
'Object in Focus' is a project funded by Arts Council England to proactively loan out objects to museums and non-museum venues. Its aim is to increase access to the Horniman's stored...
Fareham Museum wins 'Safer Place' award
Does your museum maximise its social impact by offering a warm welcome to vulnerable people? The 'Safer Places' scheme aims to provide vulnerable people, and particularly those...
South & East Museum Federation AGM Update
Cambridge Study day — New Audiences, New Developments (Museum of Cambridge, Kettles Yard and the Cambridge Museum of Technology) Coming to the AGM? – Enough for many people to make their...
No Strings Attached - a grant scheme for young theatre-makers
No Strings Attached is a grant scheme delivered by Farnham Maltings to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people...
Victoria and Albert Museum Photography Curators' Training Programme
The V&A is seeking two regional museum partners with art photograph collections, but limited photography curatorial expertise, to join the above programme which is supported by the Art...
New Environmental Sustainability Toolkit for small tourism businesses
Museums across the UK can now access an extremely useful and easy to use online toolkit for making small and medium size tourism destinations more environmentally sustainable (and thereby saving...
LAINet news from Clare Barnes: Kids in Museums Takeover Day sharing event at the Mary Rose Museum
Clare Barnes, Learning Officer at the Mary Rose Museum and a member of the LAINet (Learning Access and Interpretation Network) steering group, provides an update on the Kids in...
Hampshire Big Theme 2015, Dinosaurs! Will you take part?
Joint marketing and promotion opportunites to benefit museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
University of Kent launches 'Gateways to the First World War' and want to hear from you
'Gateways to the First World War', is one of five Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded centres designed to enhance public engagement to mark the centenary of the conflict....
Kent & Medway in the First World War timeline now live!
Volunteers using the archives at the Kent History and Library Centre have created this fantastic resource which is now live on Kent County Council's website. It is part of a...
Social Enterprise Tax Relief Scheme
The new Social Enterprise Tax Relief scheme comes into force in July, designed to encourage individuals to support social enterprises and help social enterprises access new sources of...
LAINet first winners in the 2014-15 Training Bursary scheme
Innovative partnership bid funds study visit and fuels wider learning
The South East Museum Development Programme bid to ACE has been submitted
The South East Museum Development Team is pleased to say that the regional bid to the Arts Council England for funding covering the 2015-18 period, has now been submitted. Thank you to everyone who...
Funded Apprenticeships for the Creative and Cultural Sector
The Creative Employment Programme is a £15m fund to support the creative job opportunities in England for young unemployed people aged 16-24 wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural...
New copyright exceptions - do you know how they affect your museum?
CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) have launched a campaign to try and build support from across the sector for the proposed changes to the copyright laws. Read more...
LAINet news from Clare Barnes: Hampshire Solent museums and the new Primary History curriculum
Clare Barnes, Learning Officer at the Mary Rose Museum and a member of the LAINet (Learning Access and Interpretation Network) steering group, provides an update on what LAINet has...
Have you signed up for Heritage Open Days?
If you’re planning to take part in Heritage Open Days this year, register NOW! And not just to get it done and out of the way – it can also make a huge difference to the profile of your...
Partnership investment - open call from Artswork
Artswork, in its role as the South East Bridge organisation (exept the Kent districts of Dartfort, Gravesham, Swale and Medway), is looking to develop and support strategic and...
UK Disability History Month
UK Disability History Month runs each year - this year it will take place from 22 November - 22 December. The aim is to get disability history heard, seen, accepted and celebrated in the...
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - new resource for First World War Centenary
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has announced the launch of an exciting new education resource to help teachers engage students in the Centenary of the First World War. Virtual Cemetery...
Arts Award in Heritage Organisations 2014 - project funding available
Closing date: 28 April 2014. Artswork, in its role as the South East Bridge in collaboration with the South East Museum Development Programme (SE-MDP) is supporting Arts Award in Heritage...
Museum2Museum collection care session at the Powell Cotton Museum a great success
On Monday 17th March, 12 museum staff and volunteers from across the county joined the team at the Powell Cotton Museum for their first Museum2Museum sharing skills session. The day began with Sarah...
People’s Millions - open for applications
The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have launched the People's Millions public voting competition for 2014. This year organisations can apply for up to £50,000 for projects that help communities...
Renaissance strategic support funding for Jane Austen's House Museum
Project to develop programming for the low season
Archive and Conservation Award from The Textile Society Museum
The Society offers awards of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive or conservation sector. The Award is designed to support textile related projects within a...
Trinity College announce the 'Artsbox' - your Arts Award space
Trinity College London has announced the national rollout of Artsbox, a brand new digital portfolio space for Arts Award. Artsbox enables children and young people working towards an Arts Award...
Next Funding Round for Strategic Arts Programme
Arts Council England is accepting applications to the next round of its Strategic Touring Programme. The Programme provides funding to help people across England have improved access to great art...
Over £700,000 in grants go to South East museums
£4 million awarded to English museums from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
'Frontline Kent' Plans for commemorating the First World War Centenary in Kent are coming together
As many of you know, last March the Museum Development Programme in Kent & Medway held a First World War themed networking session (with a follow up held in November). ...
Services from Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
Helping local heritage organisations to care for documents, photographs and maps
Lottery funds for St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
Initial development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £2million major upgrade of facilities
The BBC wants to cover your 'Museums at Night' event
Culture24 is close to reaching an agreement with the BBC to broadcast coverage of the 2014 Museums at Night festival on national & local television, radio and online. At this stage they are...
Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2013-14 now closed
Bursaries totalling over £12,000 awarded, more than 100 individuals trained
Object in Focus: free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
Object in Focus is a three year project funded by Arts Council England to proactively loan objects out to museums and non-museum venues. The aim is to increase access to stored collections, promote...
NatSCA Evaluation Survey Report
NatSCA, the Natural Sciences Collections Association network, are pleased to present the findings of an Arts Council England funded study into the audiences of mixed discipline...
Giving to Heritage - launching in May 2014
The Heritage Alliance’s (HA) Giving to Heritage programme, which aims to boost fundraising skills across England, is to launch in May. Supported by £500,000 from the Heritage...
AIM Visitor Verdict benchmarking scheme - update
Over 120 museums have completed their registration for AIM’s new visitor experience benchmarking scheme, Visitor Verdict, and over 1,000 visitors have already been invited to share feedback...
Action on Energy
In a climate of ever increasing energy bills and a desire to operate environmentally sustainably, the not-for-profit organisation DTA Wales’ Energy Action Group is one avenue which museums can...
UK Web Archive: The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Collection
Helping our collections in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight remain fully representative of community life today.
Hampshire Solent Museums - need assistance to clarify ownership of items in your collection?
Our student volunteering project in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Masters in Corporate Governance and Law can help. Expression of interest deadline 30 January 2014
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
English Heritage to get extra £5 million funding to set up new charitable arm
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced a further £5 million funding – on top of the £80 million already committed - to create a new charity arm of English Heritage to manage...
Short-term fellowships at The Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art invites applications for short-term residential fellowships from Curators based in municipal and regional museums in the UK, beyond London, whose curatorial remit or...
Help BBC Radio Solent to share 'WW1 At Home' stories
BBC Radio Solent is seeking local stories for broadcast on local radio and online, deadline Thursday 21 November!
Successful networking at FWW in Kent & Medway update session
The Museum Development Programme for Kent & Medway held a successful First World War update session at the Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive on Monday 4th November. The session was...
Charity Commission updates CIO Guidance
The Charity Commission has been reviewing the application process for the recently-introduced Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) constitutional models, and made the following improvements:...
Cheap Software for Charities
The Charity Technology Trust (CTT), in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup, offers eligible UK-based charities the opportunity to buy at...
New Crowdsourcing Platform to Match Nonprofits with Tech Experts
An innovative crowdsourcing platform that connects nonprofit organisations with technically skilled volunteers from around the world is expected to launch in 2014. The MakeaDiff.org platform, which...
Arts Award resources for ‘Discover and Explore’ from Trinity College London
Trinity College, the assessing organisation for Arts Award, are delighted to see an increasing number of museums and heritage organisations offering Arts Award. New resources are available to support...
Understanding Disabled People as Audiences
Shape Arts have produced a new report, Understanding Disabled People as Audiences, which looks at the barriers to participating in the arts for this section of potential audiences. A major...
Accessible Interpretation: SMOG testing and Access Advisory Groups
On Monday 2nd September, the Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme ran a training day looking at ‘Accessible Interpretation’, kindly hosted by the Powell-Cotton Museum. ...
Reminiscence Evaluation Toolkit
Since April 2012, Oxford ASPIRE has worked with Banbury Museum as a Delivery Partner on ‘Extending the Reach’, a three year project to expand their existing reminiscence programme across...
Funding from the Foyle Foundation
Small Grants Scheme The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field,...
A Health Check for Numismatics
Do you want a ‘health check’ for your numismatics? The Money and Medals Network is an Arts Council funded project that exists to build and develop relationships between UK museums...
Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education – Nominations now Open
Do you know someone doing excellent work in gallery education and learning? Engage and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2013,...
£300,000 Fund available to Regional Museums
The John Ellerman Foundation has created a £300,000 fund for regional museums and galleries with a focus on visual and decorative arts, and social and natural history collections. The aim of...
New Arts Council England funding streams
Arts Council England has announced that applications are now open for four funding streams, likely to be worth more than £15m. The funding is intended for cultural organisations, libraries and...
‘Treasure Plus’ funding available from the Art Fund
Last month, the Art Fund announced a new funding programme, Treasure Plus, supported by The Headley Trust. This programme is designed to help museums of all sizes deepen public engagement with...
Google offers free products and advertising for UK charities
Google has launched a new initiative to provide nonprofit organisations in the UK with free products, including up to £6,600 a month in advertising credit and free access to Google Apps....
Still time to take part in ‘Hidden Treasures’
Collections Trust and The Independent newspaper have partnered for a second year to run Hidden Treasures, a national initiative to celebrate collections in UK museums and archives. Details of...
Experience History - New website promoting museums
Have you listed your museum on Experience History yet? Not only does this site promote museums, it also welcomes articles from professionals within the sector To get involved, email...
ACE Strategic Touring Programme
The Arts Council funded Strategic touring programme is seeking applications from museums. The aim of the programme is for people across England having improved access to great art visiting their...
The National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme
AIM, the Association of Independent Museums, has announced the opening of the Year 2 Applications. AIM entered into a 3 year funding partnership with Biffa Award which will provide a £1.5m...
Job Opportunity: Library Officer
The National Motor Museum Trust is seeking an experienced Library Officer to undertake collections management procedures relating to the Reference Library Collection.
Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace, Birmingham
Join colleagues nationwide at the TEG Marketplace and Pre-Marketplace Seminar for one or two days of networking and inspiration at the UK’s principal touring and partnership exhibitions networking event