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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
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?
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?
MUPI Research Matchmaker project: please complete our short survey
Help to shape a new digital digital platform matching up academic researchers with curators of exciting but under-researched museum collections.
National Motor Museum wins major collections management award
'Keep Calm and STEAM Ahead' project has won the 2017 Collections Trust Award for its Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Award Scheme
We want to fund clearly defined projects which can demonstrate that they will help to build communities where people thrive and feel they belong.
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.
Grants for School Trips
The Eridge Trust is offering grants of up to £3,000 for educational visits to museums & galleries - apply by 31st May 2016
Kent Creative Awards
The event will reward contributions to the cultural world of Kent from individuals and organisations that embrace creativity and will highlight the variety of creative works, projects and events created across the county that add value to local economy an
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
Paul Hamlyn Arts-based Learning Fund
The purpose of the Fund We want to encourage the development, use and sustainability of effective arts-based activities in education, through arts organisations working with schools, further...
Help map participatory governance of cultural heritage
Help map all cultural heritage related projects, organisations and initiatives that genuinely involve the audience in its operations, management or logistics, either physically or digitally, in Europe!
Are you registered on The Culture Diary?
The Culture Diary is a free worldwide events calendar of private, media, industry and public events produced by over 4,000 UK organisations covering every art form. A unique industry-only tool, The Culture Diary also features a business directory to conne
AHI 2015 Discover Heritage Awards – Shortlist and Commendations Announced
The Association for Heritage Interpretation is delighted to announce the shortlist for the AHI 2015 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland – sponsored by Geosho.
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.
Opportunity for Kent & Medway museums to participate in a new family friendly passport scheme
'The Wheels of Time' is the working title for the new family and children's passport scheme to encourage more visitors to your museum.
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.
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.
Get Creative: a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity
Get Creative is a BBC initiative that celebrates world-class arts, culture and creativity that happens every day across the UK - and they want you to get involved.
AAM Museums Connect: Building Global Communities
The Museums Connect program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative projects facilitated by museums and executed by their communities.
Takeover Day 2014
It’s not too late to get involved this year! Please see below for some creative solutions that will let you get involved with the biggest national initiative of children and young people across...
Gateways to the First World War - regional schedule of events
'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....
How to Increase Donations - Study into Donation Boxes
The Design Management Group at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, has been conducting a study into donation boxes. More participants are sought for the study and...
Culture24 - latest initiative for generating new visitors and income
It’s not too late to sign up to Culture24’s latest initiative for generating new visitors and income for museums and galleries, through this exciting new business model. In conjunction...
Visitor Finder is a new initiative funded by ACE and managed by The Audience Agency. The project’s objective is to support museums in understanding and using visitor data more...
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...
Hampshire Solent 'Digital Narratives' project update
Put Monday 7 April 2014 in your diary if you'd like to be involved! We're delighted to announce that further to our request for proposals, Dhyaan Design have been appointed as providers...
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...
Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2013-14 now closed
Bursaries totalling over £12,000 awarded, more than 100 individuals trained
'Frontline Kent' - share your First World War plans with the nation
The Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme has been working with Visit Kent, Culture24 and the Imperial War Museum to devise a 'one stop' events form to capture all your plans for the...
Free Digital Engagement Framework
Jim Richardson and Jasper Visser have developed a new digital engagement framework which is free to download. The Digital Engagement Framework has been developed to help with the design of...
Cultural Commissioning Programme
Supporting arts and cultural organisations to engage in public sector commissioning At a time when traditional forms of grant aid are diminishing, the newly launched Cultural Commissioning Programme...
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. ...
Review and Recruitment for Your Museum Trustee Board
Getting the right people on your board can be a challenge for many small and medium-sized museums and charities. This workshop will help you face that challenge, to ensure you have the right people on your board now and in the future