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Art Fund, Museum of the Year Award
The Art Fund wants to hear more about the innovative and creative activities happening in museums across the regions.
A new guide is now available to help museums diversify their audiences
Open Up is a new collaborative platform which contains a step by step guide to broadening your audience!
'Queer Legacies' Conference, Royal Pavilion & Museums in Brighton on 7 March 2018
There are now only three weeks left until the 'Queer Legacies conference' at Brighton Museum!
Ready for your Rainbow Badge? Join in our pilot partnership project with Breakout Youth
If you are interested in finding out what young people from the LGBT community think about your museum and to start a conversation about how they can help you in the future, please join-in with this pilot partnership project with Hampshire-based Breakout
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
The a-n launch Exhibition Payment Guidance for Museums working with Visual Artists
Museums and visual artists are increasingly working together and it’s easy to see why: for artists museums provide a unique opportunity to engage with rich and unusual contexts, while museums benefit from the reinterpretation of their collections,
MA publishes Manifesto for Tolerance and Inclusion
The manifesto provides museums with a statement on ethical values and practical actions in a changing social and political landscape
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!
Call for participation: Workforce Development Conference,30th November, Brighton
Colleagues working in museums, galleries and cultural venues are invited to put forward expressions of interest to participate in a day-long conference being held at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery...
The HLF Skills for the Future grant programme is back!
Skills for the Future is a grants programme for projects which provide paid work-based training placements in the heritage sector.
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
The Social History Curators Group call for papers for 2016 conference
The Social History Curators Group call for papers for 2016 conference, titled 'The Only Way Is Ethics: Social History and the 21st Century Museum'. The conference is taking place in June 2016, and the deadline for the call for papers is 29th January 2016
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
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).
The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) announces museums selected for resilience programme
Future Proof Museums is a national project being developed by the AMA (Arts Marketing Association) funded by Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience grant. The programme is designed to significantly improve the resilience of museums across Englan
Four new funding programmes from Arts Council England
Arts Council England announce that four new funding programmes have opened for applications.
Museum partners sought for Kathakali and Carnival heritage project
Kala Chethena Kathakali Company, Southampton and The New Carnival Company, Isle of Wight are already on board, museum partners sought for a potential joint HLF application for a project to highlight the extraordinary heritages of Kathakali and Carnival.
Mary Rose Museum raising profile at home and abroad
We're delighted to announce that Dr Eleanor Schofield, conservation manager at the Mary Rose Museum and coordinator of the South Region Conservation Network, has been chosen as one of...
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...
Apply for The Extend Leadership Programme 2015-16
Applications are invited from colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors to participate in the Extend Leadership Programme 2015-16.
Arts Council England - Strategic Touring Fund: key dates
The Strategic touring programme has six funding rounds for applications per year. You can submit your application at any time during the year and you will be informed by email of the date on which...
Diversity and the Creative Case, from Arts Council England
On Monday 8 December 2014, the Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Peter Bazalgette, gave a momentous speech during an event at Sadler's Wells signalling a ‘fundamental...
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...
The British Museum - final call for Partners
The British Museum is making a final call for partners for its HLF Skills for the Future-funded 'Learning Museum' programme, ahead of the 15th October deadline. They are particularly keen to...
Heritage Grants launched by Swale Borough Council
Swale Borough Council has launched a new Heritage Grant Fund to support community projects aimed at celebrating Swale's rich past. A sum of £10,000 has been set aside to support...
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...
Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care
2-day training course and 4-month traineeship in reminiscence arts in dementia care
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...
Foundation Course: Museum Learning - GEM
The course is intended for those in their first year or so of their museum education career; or for those already working in a different part of the heritage sector but wishing to take up an...
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...
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....
Key Hampshire Solent population statistics to help you with service planning, advocacy and funding requests
Whether you are updating your forward plan, creating a marketing campaign or submitting a funding bid, it's essential to have good information about the population that your museum serves....
ACE director of museums visits the Isle of Wight
Arts Council England (ACE) director of museums John Orna-Ornstein visited the Hampshire Solent area last week, where he was made very welcome by Trustees, staff and volunteers in...
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...
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.
From 2014, Creative Europe will replace the MEDIA, MEDIA Mundus and Culture programmes. With a total budget of €1.46 billion (2014 – 2020), Creative Europe represents a budget increase of...
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...
Artefact loan collections from the Hampshire History Centre
Hampshire History Centre has engaging teaching packs for sale and also loan ‘artefact collections’ for most major historical periods and topics.
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...
Creative Employment Programme – Open for Applications
The Creative Employment Programme offers part-wage funding to employers to create new apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities for 16-24 year olds. Funding is open to employers in Music,...
Opportunity to participate in University of Kent's Careers Fair
The University of Kent has kindly offered a free stand at this year's Careers and Employability Fair to museum representatives in Kent & Medway on 5th November 2013. Information about...
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...