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Takeover Day is taking place on 17 November 2017, will you be taking part?
Kids in Museums to run two free events & takeover surgeries open to museums, galleries, archives or heritage sites.
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
ACE Accreditation Review Update
Here is the latest update from the Arts Council England about the review of Museum Accreditation: 'In January this year we announced that we will be undertaking a review of certain aspects of the...
Opportunities from the British Museum
Call for Papers, workshops and partnership opportunities for museums across the region
Museums Hack Day event: deadline for expressions of interest 9am on Monday 8 May 2017
Apply for a place at our ‘Museums Hack Day’ event, Friday 16 June 2017! Deadline for applications 9am on Monday 8 May 2017. Six South East museums will be selected to take part.
ICOMOS-UK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee secures ACE funding for its innovative project- ‘Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museum Contexts’
Selected South East Museums will benefit from ACE funded project looking at the intangible benefits of collections
Largest national programme on Future of Volunteering for museums launches
A two-year Arts Council England-funded programme to help museums attract the next generation of volunteers is launching with two regional seminars in London and the North West in January.
Survey - Measuring the Intangible: Performance Management of Museum Employees
Take part in a survey which evaluates employee performance management systems in museum organisations
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...
Kent Community Foundation - Elderly & Vulnerable Adults Themed Fund
Grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 in exceptional circumstances) are available for local projects that address the challenges faced by elderly and other vulnerable adults, supporting people to stay well, healthy and independent and, most importantly, co
Taking Part - Focus On: Wellbeing
Arts attenders claim to be ‘happier’ than non-attenders, according to a report released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), based on its Taking Part survey findings over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13. This new report
South East museums through to next round of Arts Council's Capital Grants programme
Congratulations to the Story Museum in Oxford and Tunbridge Wells Museums & Art Gallery who are two of four arts organisations from across the South East invited to apply for £7.8 million in funding to support capital plans.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Access and Participation Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Applications will be considered for projects that challenge ine-quality of opportunity in access to and participation in t
Postcode Community Trust Grants available for applications in January 2016
Grants from £500 to £20,000 are available to grassroots organisations, registered charities and to non-profit community businesses in England for projects that help to regenerate communities.
Call for Papers: MuseumNext Dublin 2016
From 18-20 April 2016 museum professionals are invited to join discussions on the future of museums or initiate them by giving their own presentations.
NEMO publishes European-wide study on copyright and museums
In light of recent developments in the approaches to copyright on the European level, The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has recently published a European-wide study on the matter.
Are you ready for Takeover Day on 20th November?
'Takeover Day' is an exciting and highly successful event with children and young people all over the UK taking charge of museums, galleries and heritage sites. This year the event will be taking place again on 20thNovember and you are invited to be part
ArtsCard: the UK’s first employee benefits scheme for arts & culture
Managed by Creative United, ArtsCard are looking for arts and culture providers that want to increase earned income by encouraging a new diverse range of audiences who to date have not engaged with their programme.
AIM VisitorVerdict: Discounted Rates until September 30 2015
Since October 2013, the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) in partnership with BDRC Continental, has run a free online visitor benchmarking survey service called AIM VisitorVerdict. This scheme...
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Grants available for arts projects
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts and who are active in the arts and working in partnership with educational institutions.
Help map participatory governance of cultural heritage
Help map all cultural heritage related projects, organisations and initiatives that genuinely involve the audience in its operations, management or logistics, either physically or digitally, in Europe!
Paul Hamlyn Foundation launches new web resource
Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making Foundations, has launched a new web resource to support the embedding of participation in museums and galleries.
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.
Happy Museum launches it's five-year plan
Since 2011 Happy Museum (HM) has brought together thinking around well-being and sustainability and investigated the particular role of museums in supporting individual, organisational and societal resilience.
Benchmarking Participation in Museums
Heritage sector professional Natalie James (@CulturewithaK) is working with the Collections Trust to develop a model for benchmarking participation and engagement as part of changing culture and practice in museums.
German museum seeking UK project partners
A German museum in North Rhine-Westphalia wants to set up a museum/school partnership around the theme of migration history.
Museums at Night (May 13-16) is now less than a month away - have you registered your events yet?
A step by step guide to registering your event can be found on the Museums at Night website.
Final conference of the EU Comenius Regio project EASIER
Within the scope of the EASIER project, partners from Kent (UK) and West Flanders (Belgium) have developed a script and guide for secondary school teachers planning cross border exchanges on the theme of WWI. Kentorganisations now have the opportunity to
Taking Part survey data released - cultural engagement summary of key findings
Taking Part is a household survey in England. It looks at participation in the cultural sector. This report presents the latest headline estimates for the year from January 2014 to December 2014. The survey is now in its tenth year and was commissioned by
Findings from a recent Donation Box Study are in!
Last year, Jayne Franck from the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge ran an open survey for all museum and cultural organisation to share information about the performance of their donation box.
Event Expenses Fund: £50 - £200 for your group to support Voluntary Arts Week events in Kent
Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity across the UK and RoI. It is run by Voluntary Arts who provide local, regional and national press and media support and social media campaigns featuring events listed as part of the week.
Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum: 'It was great to find out what was going on and meet lots of interesting people.'
There was a great turnout and a really friendly, sharing atmosphere at last week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum.
Museums find out how to fund work with disadvantage young people
Last week, four Hampshire Solent museums joined other arts organisations at a fundraising seminar and networking lunch focusing on how to fund work with disadvantaged young people. When applying for...
Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making
The Crafts Council has launched a national Education Manifesto for Craft and Making. It’s begun well, with this letter in the Times; please follow the link (or read below) for further details,...
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...
Teen Twitter Takeover
Could you hand over your twitter feed for a day? Teen Twitter Takeover is a day is where teens help run an organisation’s Twitter feed, taking place on Wednesday 27th August. How to get...
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...
Working Internationally Regional Project
The Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) is funded by ACE’s Renaissance Strategic Support Fund and led by ICOM-UK in partnership with National Museum Directors’ Council,...
University of Kent launches 'Gateways to the First World War' and want to hear from you
'Gateways to the First World War', is one of five Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded centres designed to enhance public engagement to mark the centenary of the conflict....
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....
Museum Partners sought for Horizon 2020 Science programme
The Frederick University in Cyprus is looking for partners in science museums in order to submit a project proposal under the HORIZON 2020 programme - Science with and for Society - under the...
CBA Festival of Archaeology 12 - 27 July 2014
The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) invites you to take part in the Festival of Archaeology 2014 runs from 12-27 July! Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival...
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project - get involved!
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project: intensive support package offering new pathways to discover cultural heritage
'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). ...
The BBC wants to cover your 'Museums at Night' event
Culture24 is close to reaching an agreement with the BBC to broadcast coverage of the 2014 Museums at Night festival on national & local television, radio and online. At this stage they are...
Accreditation Update, January 2014
From Elaine Sansom, Accreditation Adviser (East) Accreditation numbers (changes December 2012 to November 2013) 1,743 museums are now in the Accreditation Scheme. Some museums have exited the...
Power to Change programme: Big Lottery Fund
On 6th December the Big Lottery Fund announced their new £150m Power to Change initiative to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. It will be...
The Happy Museum Project - Invitation to take part in National Wellbeing Research Programme
In 2013 the Happy Museum Project proved that museums make people happy, with evidence analysed by ‘happiness economist’ Daniel Fujiwara of the London School of Economics. It was shown...