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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.
Your chance to feed back on the Culture is Digital report!
As part of gathering evidence, the taskforce has created a short survey asking about digitisation
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...
Call for Papers - European Axiell User Conference 2016
Axiell are looking for presenters for each of the sessions. If you have something to share, that you think would be of value to other users - they’d like to hear from you.
Deadline for Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund is fast approaching... (23rd March!)
Grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 are available to museums, galleries and heritage or-ganisations for projects that include research into collections, conservation, collections review and initiatives to develop the use of collections.
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.
Collections Trust Conference 2015
The Collections Trust are pleased to announce that their flagship annual conference will be presented at the Natural History Museum on 22 September 2015 in London.
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
Grants for conservation of manuscripts
Deadline: 1st April 2015 The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives. Since the NMCT was founded in 1990 it has...
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...
Final round of Treasure Plus funding announced
The third and final round of the Art Fund's Treasure Plus funding programme is now open for applications. Treasure Plus aims to deepen public engagement with items of treasure and related...
Grants for conservation of manuscripts – deadline 1st October 2015
The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives.
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...
New exceptions to Copyright will help museums, says expert Naomi Korn
New exceptions to copyright were implemented in early June 2014. Museums copyright expert Naomi Korn has written a helpful article explaining some of the ways in which museums will benefit from...
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...
Manuscript Conservation Grants
The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives, making previously inaccessible collections available for study and...
'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
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...
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...
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. ...