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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.
Knowledge Exchange Programme 2017 Call for Partners
The British Museum is seeking five new partner museums to participate in its annual Knowledge Exchange programme for 2017.
Job Opportunity: Museum Learning Officer, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Museum Learning Officer Salary: £23,166 to £28,203 per annum (pro rata) 18.5 hours per week The postholder will develop and deliver the learning and outreach programme...
The Elridge Trust offers grants to museums and galleries for school trips
The Trust makes a limited number of grants to museums and galleries for projects aimed at encouraging young people up to university age to enjoy and appreciate art. These grants may be up to some £5,000 a year for several years running.
Cultural Education Challenge Resources
The Cultural Education Challenge is Arts Council England's call for the art, culture and education sectors to work together in offering a consistent, and high quality, art and cultural education for all children and young people.
The Extend Leadership Programme 2016-17
The Extend Leadership Programme is open to applicants working in learning and education roles in the arts, museums and libraries who meet the eligibility criteria. Now in its sixth year, Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of lear
Now and the future: review of formal learning in the museum sector
Arts Council England (ACE) has commissioned CapeUK to carry out a ‘state of the sector’ review of formal learning in museums in England – and we want to hear your views.
AIM Hallmarks learning programmes - last chance to apply
Two new training programmes will help participants use the principles of the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums to strengthen the museums they lead or work with.
Artswork launch www.connectingwithculture.com
Connectingwithculture.com has been created by Artswork as a simple way for schools and children & young people’s organisations to connect with arts and culture. Artswork’s mission is...
Arts Council England launches Cultural Education Challenge
The Cultural Education Challenge was launched yesterday at the Barbican in London. It challenges sector leaders across the arts, education, local authorities, schools, higher education institutions and others to create new ways of working. It encourages t
The Huge History Lesson has been launched
On Tuesday, the British Museum and TES are launched the Huge History Lesson. This ambitious new partnership links the world’s largest network of teachers at TES with museums around the country. The Huge History Lesson is a unique creative competiti
Paul Hamlyn Arts-based Learning Fund
The purpose of the Fund We want to encourage the development, use and sustainability of effective arts-based activities in education, through arts organisations working with schools, further...
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
Teaching History with 100 objects
Museums across the UK and the British Museum have been working on the partnership project to help equip teachers to teach the new national history curriculum in England through the provision of high quality resources
Connecting Collections Conference - Exploring digital cultural learning together
A new conference about digital cultural learning
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.
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.
Museums from across Kent & Medway 'create a school workshop'
On Tuesday 3rd February, a group of staff and volunteers from across Kent & Medway museums and heritage sites got together to find out how to create an effective and enjoyable workshop for schools.
Prince's Foundation Start Programme for Chidren and the Arts
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts has announced that it is accepting invitations from UK-wide arts venues to take part in the Start programme, working to foster new...
Adult Learners' Week Awards 2015
Have you started getting ready to nominate for the 2015 Adult Learners’ Week Awards? The deadline this year is very early, so don’t miss it! Nominations must be received by 5pm on...
Museums pick up tips on how to work with schools
On Thursday 20th November 2014, a group of museum staff and volunteers came together for the 'Working with Schools' training day (as part of the Kent-wide 'Building Engagement' Programme).
Collaborate SE - skills development funding available
Further funding of amounts up to £200 is now available. The deadline for applications is 5 December 2014. Freelancers are able to apply for the funding opportunity if they can demonstrate...
Add your learning offer to a new website initiative
Developed in partnership with the South East Grid for Learning, the Royal Opera House Bridge, and the South East Museum Development Programme, the 'Engaging with Museums' website aims to...
Changes to the history curriculum - your views sought
Patrick Steel, Website Editor at the Museums Association, is researching a piece for the next issue of Museums Journal about the impact of the changes to the history curriculum. He would like to...
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...
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...
A successful start to the 'Building Engagement with Schools' project in Kent
The official launch day of the Building Engagement with Schools project, a collaborative project between the SEMDP, the ROH bridge and the SEGfLA kicked off on Wednesday 21st May at the Royal...
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
Partnership investment - open call from Artswork
Artswork, in its role as the South East Bridge organisation (exept the Kent districts of Dartfort, Gravesham, Swale and Medway), is looking to develop and support strategic and...
Collaborate SE - the SE Network of Museums working with Young People
Lead by Royal Pavilion Museums, Collaborate SE have been successful in securing funding from the SE Bridge to support the development of the Network. The funding will enable the Network to developed...
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...
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...
engage: Extend Leadership Programme.
The engage Extend Leadership Programme has just opened for applications for 2014-15. Extend is a cross-art form leadership programme for mid-career professionals working in learning and education....
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). ...
Trenches for Teachers!
'Trenches for Teachers' networking conference at St Edward's School, Sherfield English, Hampshire
Launch of Arts Award Supporter
‘Arts Award Supporter’ is a way of linking arts, cultural and heritage organisations with young people doing Arts Award. ‘Arts Award Supporters’ are organisations or artists...
Arts Award and the First World War
Over the next four years millions of children and young people will be taking part in projects that commemorate the First World War. Schools and museums, along with arts organisations and...
Adult Learners' Week 2014 - don't miss the deadline!
The nomination deadline for Adult Learners' Week is 5 pm on Thursday 30 January. Nominations are open for individuals, projects and employers who have done something outstanding in learning...
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
Get started with delivering Arts Award
Artswork has published a guide to help people working in the museums and heritage sector to get started with delivering Arts Award. Commissioned from Future Creative, the guide is based on real...
Museums at Night 2014 - Children's Authors
Culture24 are offering museums the chance to host a children’s/young adults' author for Museums at Night 2014. Every year they collaborate with the Reading Agency to connect Museums at...
Freelancers needed by Brunel's ss Great Britain Trust
The ss Great Britain Trust are seeking freelance support to deliver object-based formal education workshops and to contribute to the administration of their education programmes, to start in January...
The Happy Museum Project - publication of Learning and Evaluation Report
The Happy Museum Project have announced the publication of their first major Learning and Evaluation report. One of the principles of Happy Museum is to ‘measure what matters’, and the...
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...
Museum Learning - Call for proposals
The Artswork Bridge would like to invest in partnerships between the cultural sector and schools that can help change the pattern of school engagement with museum learning and ensure that...
The future for museum learning
An Arts Council (ACE)-commissioned report, The Future of Museum Learning for Children & Young People, shows how creating effective partnerships will be important for young people’s learning...
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...
Family Arts Standards: National Badge Scheme
From the Family Arts Campaign’s initial research, 79% of families and 75% of arts organisations felt that there was a need for a nationally recognised badge scheme for family friendly arts...
New National Curriculum for England Published
A new national curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained primary and secondary schools was published last week and will be effective from September 2014. The curriculum contains the...
Funding from the Foyle Foundation
Small Grants Scheme The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field,...
Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education – Nominations now Open
Do you know someone doing excellent work in gallery education and learning? Engage and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2013,...
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!
GEM's Foundation Course: Museum Learning 2017
Are you in your first year or so of a museum education career or looking to take up an education position in the heritage sector? Or perhaps you have recently acquired managerial responsibility for learning in a heritage organisation?
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: Heritage Interpretation
Dscover the background and context for interpretive theory and be supported to put it into practice in a meaningful way.