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Takeover Day is taking place on 17 November 2017, will you be taking part?
Kids in Museums to run two free events & takeover surgeries open to museums, galleries, archives or heritage sites.
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
FREE Digital Skills workshop: How to use Powtoon Animations, Tuesday 8th August, 11am-4pm, Egham, Surrey.
The South East Museum Development Programme is partnering up with Royal Holloway, University of London as part of the Citizens Project, to invite regional museums & galleries to take part in a FREE Digital Skills workshop.
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.
Funding for charities to develop an effective web presence
The Transform Foundation has funding available to help charities to develop an effective web presence
Culture 24 News
Museums at Night (Autumn festival) and Lets Get Real, a young audiences action research opportunity
Call to submit Challenges: Basingstoke Hack Weekend
The aim of the hack weekend is to bring together local digital creators to tackle business challenges and devise digital solutions.
ACE, Nesta and the AHRC publish annual Digital Culture report
ACE, Nesta and the AHRC have recently published the result of their annual Digital Culture survey as part of their Digital R&D Fund.
Call for Papers: 'Objectively Speaking - the value and practice of object based teaching'
A free conference and debate to be held at the British Museum, is now looking for papers.
Voices of Culture: Call for Applications: Intercultural Dialogue Brainstorming Session
Voices of Culture is a process established to create exchanges between civil society stakeholders in the cultural field and the European Commission. Within the "structured dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural Sector" cultural professi
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.
Making Digital Work - content and resources now live
Drawing inspiration from the projects supported by the Digital R&D Fund, this toolkit is a suite of downloadable resources, tips and articles aimed at arts and culture organisations who wish to...
Culture 24's ‘Fit for China’ Digital Showcasing Project
Culture24 and the British Council, in partnership with Storythings, are excited to announce a new free collaborative project aiming to develop relevant and engaging UK online cultural content for international audiences with a focus on China. They are see
New Kent Heritage Resource Centre to open at Smarden
A new resource Centre for regional heritage groups is being established at Smarden as a result of a partnership agreement signed last week by Smarden Local History Society and Kent Archaeological Society.
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...
Kent museums discuss Going Digital with Nick Poole from the Collections Trust
Thirty people from across Kent & Medway museums, ranging in size, collection type, and previous digital experiences and skills, came together to hear Nick Poole, CEO of Collections Trust, talk through their new strand of work, Going Digital.
Help the British Library create a directory of the UK’s recorded sound collections
The British Library's 'Save Our Sounds' project is working towards creating a national directory of the UK's recorded sound. The aim is to eventually have a comprehensive, searchable online database of UK sound collections to help plan their preservation
Schools & museums can make a documentary using free resources from 'Into Film'
Into Film is a film education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19 across the UK.
Have you VanGo'd yourself? Culture24 tells us how
VanGoYourself is a website that allows people to recreate artworks from museums and galleries around the world. VanGoYourself offers a unique and fun way for couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as gaining a new perspective and engagement w
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
Call for Papers - 'In Gallery Engagement: Digital vs Analogue'
Conference: 22 July 2015, Oxford University Museum of Natural History Computer interactives, augmented reality, video screens and touchtables, digital is increasingly occupying gallery space as...
Culture24: Let's Get Real Phase 4
“The word digital means everything and nothing, focusing on it is the biggest distraction of a generation.” (Tom Goodwin writing in the Guardian.)
Digital Research on Museum Income
Arts Council England is trialling a new digital research project called Insight which aims to help optimise the income stream of museums and other cultural attractions. The work is being...
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...
Taking payments online: Making the most of digital donations
The Charity Finance Group is a charity that champions best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector. ‘Making the most of digital donations: A practical guide to selecting and...
Poetry meets archaeology meets museums in Kent
Four Kent & Medway museums, (Dartford, Rochester Guildhall, Maison Dieu and Canterbury Roman Museum) are all key stopping places for poet Dan Simpson when he sets out later this month. Dan...
#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...
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...
LAINet first winners in the 2014-15 Training Bursary scheme
Innovative partnership bid funds study visit and fuels wider learning
Digital Narratives workshop 2: in five words, it was inspiring, intriguing, busy, warm and fun
Second project workshop builds capacity to run storytelling campaigns on social media, using five words, five sentences technique
Dover Museums & Arts Group 'Grants for the Arts' project application success
Dover Museums & Arts Group (DMAG) and Dover Arts Development (DAD) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding by Arts Council England and Kent County Council for a new project....
Peer Development Groups launched
Three groups underway. Still openings to join 'Collections care' and 'Display and interpretation'
Hampshire Military Museums Network plans for the future
Strong commitment to shared learning, events and collaboration
South East Hampshire HLF Priority Development Area
HLF actively encourage applications from the South East Hampshire area, including the local authorities of Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth - or 'Young Roots' applications from anywhere
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...
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...
Games for Learning - 'A waste of money'?
On Monday 24 March 2-5pm, the Digital Learning Network (DLNET) is hosting the second of its monthly series of surgeries, via the DLNET email list (anyone can join for free: instructions...
Add your activities to the Hampshire1914 website
New web form makes promoting your museum's centenary exhibitions and events easy
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project - get involved!
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project: intensive support package offering new pathways to discover cultural heritage
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...
New British Museum Project: Teaching History with 100 Objects
We have some news about a programme the BM is currently developing. "The project aims to create a set of online resources based on objects to support teachers of the new history curriculum. The...
'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). ...
Thank you to all who took part in the Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum
This week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum drew nearly 50 people to Winchester's Guildhall. After a very thought-provoking keynote from our special guest David Anderson, director general...
Services from Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
Helping local heritage organisations to care for documents, photographs and maps
The Digital Outreach Best Practices eBook
Improving communications can have an incredible impact on a public sector organisation's ability to achieve its mission. To be successful, organisations must be able to reach large audiences...
Digital heritage articles - free online
Routledge have made a few of their articles on digital heritage from various journals freely available. Worth a...
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.
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
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!
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...
Fantastic turnout for First World War Centenary networking event
Over a hundred people from arts and heritage organisations across the sub-region packed Winchester's Guildhall for the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary networking event.
ENUMERATE is an international initiative to build a better body of evidence about digitisation, digital preservation and the re-use of digital material in our sector. The aim is to provide...
Military museums' First World War interactives collaboration
AMOT museums collaborating to create First World War interactives
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...
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. ...
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...
Call for Papers: Digital Learning in Museums, Oxford University Museums & Digital Learning Network Conference
Share your experiences on digital in terms of learning strategies and sustainability at this partnership conference!
Museums Computer Group Conference - Museums+Tech 2017
The 2017 conference asks whether digital experiences, collections and exhibitions can help create a shared understanding of our world.