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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.
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.
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...
Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grants
Funding of up to £15,000 for museum/artist collaborations. Deadline 18 August 2016.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
Author's ring on display at Jane Austen's House Museum
Successful fundraising campaign saves ring from export
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
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!
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...
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...
GEM Intermediate Course: Fundraising and Income Generation
Bookings now open for the Fundraising and Income Generation course taking place in London, York and Leeds.
Museum Redisplay: approaches & solutions
A workshop delivered in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund
GEM Intermediate Course:Working with Artists in Heritage Settings
Book now for the Working with Artists in Heritage Settings course taking place in Bristol, London and Leeds, GEM in partnership with Engage.
GEM Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing
Book now for the Health and Wellbeing course taking place in Leicester, London and Manchester, GEM in partnership with National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW).
GEM Intermediate Course: Essentials of Leadership
Bookings now open for the Essentials of Leadership course taking place in Newcastle, London and Bristol, in partnership with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM).
GEM Intermediate Course: Heritage Interpretation
Dscover the background and context for interpretive theory and be supported to put it into practice in a meaningful way.