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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
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.
The Royal Sussex County Hospital Heritage Project
As part of their National Lottery Heritage Funded project, Royal Sussex County Hospital: A People’s History from 1828, The Royal Sussex County Hospital are looking for volunteers to support the project.
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.
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?
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?
ViL Project 2017-18
This Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development funded opportunity continues with our aim to support museums to develop sustainable practices in volunteer management.
Muso: Singing Treasures To Life - a new show for museums from Impropera
Improvised opera company Impropera is seeking museum partners for its new Arts Council England-supported show Muso. Muso is an exciting new project that aims to inspire and develop a new level of...
Horniman offers free loans to South East Museums
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grants
Funding of up to £15,000 for museum/artist collaborations. Deadline 18 August 2016.
V & A Museum Professional Development Courses
The V & A Learning Academy presents a number of new short courses for the heritage and museum sector
A note from 'Heritage Insider' about their workshop tour
"We haven’t done it for a while, but we’re back on tour starting in May. Heritage Insider are travelling up the spine of the country through to September delivering our super new workshops and some of the old favourites too...."
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
Heritage Lottery Fund launch new forum for ideas exchange
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has launched a new general online forum which will act as a mechanism for asking questions, exchanging ideas, discussing common issues, sharing learning and celebrating successes.
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).
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.
Your opportunity to be a part of the 'Creative Museums' experiment
Creative Museums will give six museums a fantastic research and development opportunity to enrich experience for their audiences, regenerate their programmes and venues and develop new business opportunities.
Research and development opportunity - Creative Museums
Creative Museums are offering six museums (with less than 9 staff) a fantastic research and development opportunity to enrich experience for their audiences, regenerate their programmes and venues and develop new business opportunities.
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!
Mary Rose Museum receives 'Special Commendation' at European Museum of the Year Award ceremony
Mary Rose Museum was the only UK museum to receive ‘Special Commendation’ following the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 announcement
Booking opens for 'New Expressions’ field visit programme
Artists and museum staff with a professional interest in collaboration are being invited to experience some of the high points of the New Expressions LIVE season together. Hosted by three of the programme’s partner museums in Plymouth, York and Wa
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
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...
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.
‘Stop the Rot: An introduction to Collections Care’
The Association of Independent Museums will shortly be running five workshops funded by The Pilgrim Trust at different locations across the UK. The workshops are called ‘Stop the Rot: An introduction to Collections Care’ and the tutor is Jane
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.
The AHI Discover Heritage Awards 2015 are now open for entry
The Association for Heritage Interpretation 'Discover Heritage Awards 2015' for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland are now open for entry.
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...
Art Fund Prize - Museum of the Year 2015 Open to Entries
The purpose of The Art Fund Prize (formerly the Gulbenkian Prize) for museums and galleries is to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK, and increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all they have to off
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Heritage Lottery Fund investment to transform MERL
The Museum of English Rural Life has received a confirmed award of £1,798,200 for the Our Country Lives project from the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can read the official announcement from the...
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
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....
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
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...
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...
Renaissance strategic support funding for Jane Austen's House Museum
Project to develop programming for the low season
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...
Great networking and sharing opportunity had at 'Why Work With Artists - Why Work With Museums?' session
Held on Monday 17th February, the day saw staff and artists from Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery talk through their experiences of creative collaboration, from the commissioning...
Author's ring on display at Jane Austen's House Museum
Successful fundraising campaign saves ring from export
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...
Invitation to consider surplus electrical museum objects
Rationalisation of collections of former Museum of Electricity in Christchurch, Dorset
Lottery funds for St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
Initial development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £2million major upgrade of facilities
Brading Roman Villa develops partnership with the British Museum
New secure gallery space enables loan of important Roman objects
Trenches for Teachers!
'Trenches for Teachers' networking conference at St Edward's School, Sherfield English, Hampshire
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...
Treasure Plus: Information for Applicants
This programme, launched in 2013 by the Art Fund supported by The Headley Trust, hopes to deepen public engagement with items of Treasure, and related archaeological material, by funding...
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
Hampshire Solent Training Bursaries - deadline extended to 31 January 2014
Bursaries of up to £1000 for workforce development activities.
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!
Pitch for a Connect10 artist!
What's the Connect10 competition about? Museums at Night is the annual after-hours festival showcasing the arts and heritage sector, which each year offers great audience development...
Hampshire Solent museums - apply for a Training Bursary
Bursaries of up to £1000 for workforce development activities.
Home Atmospheres: Sensing and Feeling at Home - Call for Papers
The Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, is inviting papers for the sixth annual conference, to be held at the Geffrye Museum on Friday 28...
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.
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...
Military museums' First World War interactives collaboration
AMOT museums collaborating to create First World War interactives
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...
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. ...
‘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...
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...
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) New Success Guides – first batch uploaded
As part of AIM’s Resilience programme, the first batch of new practical guidance papers has been uploaded onto AIM’s website. The Success Guides take the place of FOCUS papers, and...
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...