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We're pleased to announce the publication of the South East Museum Development Programme's Cultural Partnerships Toolkit
Our 'Cultural Partnerships Toolkit' is now live and available to download from our resource Library, packed with useful tools, frameworks and event ideas, plus loads of links to further information/inspiration.
CALL FOR PARTNERS – Object Journeys project 2017/18, The British Museum
The British Museum are currently seeking a new museum partner to work with us on the third community collaboration project Object Journeys, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
'Extraordinary art in unexpected places' open call for new ideas from @Artangel #artangeleverywhere deadline 30 April 2017.
Please complete this short survey: Museums and creative industries - mapping cooperation
NEMO survey open until 19 Feb: purpose is to advocate for the support of capacity building, impact research and funding for great pilot projects and creative initiatives in this sector.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen - listing your museum's events
How to benefit from the overarching marketing campaign and have your events listed on the forthcoming janeausten200.co.uk website and Visit Hampshire portal
How can arts and culture improve our public services?
'Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production' report introducing models to help public sector work collaboratively with museums and others to deliver local outcomes
Young Leaders Training Programme - Call for Applications
A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change
Giving to Heritage Programme continues for another 12 months
The Heritage Alliance has announce that it has been awarded £250,000 under the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Catalyst Umbrella programme to extend Giving to Heritage for another 12...
Sharing learning from Share Academy: The Future of Collaboration II
Disseminating learning about museum:university partnerships.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen - listing your museum's events
How to benefit from the overarching marketing campaign and have your events listed on the forthcoming janeausten200.co.uk website
Where can I find European partners for my museum's international work?
Tools and resources to help you connect
Study visit to 'Mythology' exhibition at Brading Roman Villa
Interested to learn more about successful collaboration between museums and artists? Then join us on Monday 18 January 2016 for an exclusive study visit to the exhibition 'Mythology' at Brading Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight.
New NEMO Publication: Museums and Creative Industries: Mapping Cooperation
The collaboration of museums and creative industries is an important asset of museum work today. This newly published creative toolkit takes a closer look at the topic.
WIRP International Travel Grant Scheme
The Working Internationally Regional Project is offering a small number of travel grants to support non-national museums in England to work internationally.
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
Creative Museums opportunity (Small museums)
A research and development opportunity for small museums to enrich the visitor experience and develop new business opportunities has arisen.
The Hockey Museum gains International Recognition
New partnership between The Hockey Museum & FIH Foundation
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.
The IWM Centenary Partnership and 2016
The Centenary Partnership led by Imperial War Museums is made up of over 3,400 not-for-profit organisations from 55 countries who have joined together to mark the First World War Centenary. Last year, members of the Partnership in the UK and Ireland repor
Centenary Partnership and 2016
Are you a not-for-profit organisation marking the First World War Centenary? Join the Centenary Partnership to join 3,300 organisations and get involved with the ‘Year of the Film’.
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
The British Museum across the UK
The British Museum is keen to work with museums and galleries across the UK. In true collaboration we look to our partnerships to help shape the programme and we invite colleagues to get in touch to let us know how the BM can work with you.
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.
Uniques Project website goes live
Bexhill Museum (lead partner) and four other museums in the South East carried out an ethnographic collections review project in 2014-2015, funded by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Support Fund.
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.
Giving Digitally Through DONATE
Set up in March 2013, DONATE is the mobile platform and the public-facing brand of the National Funding Scheme - a registered charity specifically set up to support the arts, heritage and culture sector.
Exploring 'Gateways to the First World War'
On Friday 16th January, over 50 of us gathered at the University of Kent to hear from the 'Gateways' team. We heard from Dr Sam Carroll, Community Heritage Researcher, who introduced the...
The Kent Arts Investment Fund application and guidelines for the year April 2015 – March 2016 now available
The Arts Investment Fund helps organisations in Kent by funding projects that will develop a range of high quality arts and cultural activities. This will boost the local economy by improving arts...
AAM Museums Connect: Building Global Communities
The Museums Connect program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative projects facilitated by museums and executed by their communities.
Great discussions had at the Imperial War Museum's FWW ‘Lessons Learned’ Partnership Meeting
On the 23rd October IWM led a Partnership meeting at Chatham Historic Dockyard for members in the South East.
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...
The British Museum - Call for Partners for Learning Museum
The British Museum’s National Programmes team is pleased to announce a nationwide call for partner museums for Learning Museum, a HLF Skills for the Future programme which will provide young...
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...
Gateways to the First World War - regional schedule of events
'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....
Funding for Academic Collaborations with Museums & Galleries
Organised through the Association of Art Historians, the Museums and Exhibitions Group administers two bursary schemes each offering an award twice a year. Collaboration Award: The Collaboration...
Acceptance in Lieu scheme
The Arts Council has announced, through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, the availability of 40 works by the leading British contemporary artist Auerbach and additional works for allocation - live...
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...
Hampshire Big Theme 2015, Dinosaurs! Will you take part?
Joint marketing and promotion opportunites to benefit museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight museums work together for sustainability
Partnership workshop develops plans for collaboration
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
The Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme
In 2012, the Art Fund launched a new £50,000 annual funding stream aimed at helping maintain and develop curatorial expertise in UK museums. The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants...
The Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission
‘I urge everyone to share their views with me on how the UK should commemorate and educate future generations about the Holocaust’: David Cameron, the Prime Minister. The purpose of the...
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...
Islamic Art and Material Culture: Subject Specialist Network
The Subject Specialist Network is now on Facebook and Twitter - please join and help them to spread the word! The hash tag #mapIslam is used for anything related to the mapping project and...
Arts Award in Heritage Organisations 2014 - project funding available
Closing date: 28 April 2014. Artswork, in its role as the South East Bridge in collaboration with the South East Museum Development Programme (SE-MDP) is supporting Arts Award in Heritage...
Add your activities to the Hampshire1914 website
New web form makes promoting your museum's centenary exhibitions and events easy
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...
'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). ...
Thank you to all who took part in the Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum
This week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum drew nearly 50 people to Winchester's Guildhall. After a very thought-provoking keynote from our special guest David Anderson, director general...
Brading Roman Villa develops partnership with the British Museum
New secure gallery space enables loan of important Roman objects
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...
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
Calling all Kent Coastal Towns - contribute to Screen South's World War 1 website
Screen South are the successful recipients of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to develop a website to promote the history and events across 19 coastal towns in Kent. The website will contain location...
'Frontline Kent' - share your First World War plans with the nation
The Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme has been working with Visit Kent, Culture24 and the Imperial War Museum to devise a 'one stop' events form to capture all your plans for the...
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!
Can you help BBC South East Today?
BBC South East Today reporter, Sara Smith, is working on their coverage to mark 100 years since the start of WWI - and wants to hear from you. Sara is currently putting together a short piece on...
Call to Action: Share and update the Kent & Medway FWW timeline
Rob Illingworth, Service Development Librarian - Local History, from KCC Libraries, Registration and Archives, and his team of volunteers have been busily researching the archives to find...
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...
Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2013: Hampshire Solent In-Train Networking Special
Make the most of conference - build local connections before you even arrive
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...
New rounds of ACE funding now open
Arts Council England have launched new rounds of funding for Renaissance Strategic Support Fund & Designation Development Fund
Military museums' First World War interactives collaboration
AMOT museums collaborating to create First World War interactives
British Council study tour to Brazil: an invitation to join
As part of the ‘Transform’ programme, which aims to develop the artistic dialogue between the UK and Brazil, the British Council will be running a study tour to Brazil from 26 October to...
Arts Council England to combine key goals for museums, libraries and the arts
ACE is to combine its key goals for museums, libraries and the arts into one document this autumn, in time for the council’s next round of investment in 2015-18, which opens for applications in...
An exciting opportunity for museums in Swale & Medway
The Creative People and Places (CPP) programme (see: http://creativepeopleplace.info/) and the University of Kent are working together with a group of Music and Performance students at the university...
Potential ‘Voices of the First World War’ book for Kent
Do you know someone who is researching and writing the history of the First World War in your local area? If so, then this may be a great opportunity for them to contribute to a county-wide...
Sign up to the ‘FWW in Kent & Medway’ mailing list
In March, about 60 people from a variety of organisations, came together to start discussing their ideas for First World War Commemorations. Since then, we have established a Steering Group, 3...
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...
Are you an Industrial Heritage site? Ian Bapty has been employed as Industrial Heritage Support Officer based at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust and will be providing information and support for...
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...