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Raise awareness of your tourism offer with English Tourism Week
Running from 17-25 March 2018, English Tourism Week celebrates the vibrancy and quality of England’s visitor experiences and our world-renowned tourist attractions.
'Museums in the UK' report from the Museums Association
The report summarises details on museum finances, audiences, outreach, the museum workforce and the economic impact of museums, based on our recent survey of over 450 museums across the UK.
'Larders not Cakes and thoughts on museums in an uncertain world'
A brief summary of the keynote speech by Ken Robinson CBE at Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2017
Arts Council England announce new funding approach
Arts Council England stakeholders shape new funding for arts and culture sector
The Kent Creative Awards - judges announce the finalists
The judges had deliverated and have shortlisted 33 finalists out of 144 entries. An annual event, the Kent Creative Awards celebrate the best in arts and culture in Kent and those who help maintain and develop the creative sector in our county.
New research from VisitBritain: Role of social media in engaging international audiences
VisitBritain have released a new research report looking at the Role of Social Media in the Context of Holidays. The study focuses on four markets: the USA, India, Germany, South Korea and Germany and looks at how these populations use social media when p
'Museums Matter' advocacy document available to support your museum to 'make the case'
The National Museum Directors' Council's (NMDC) new document Museums Matters sets out the case for investment in museums ahead of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all si
Remembering Lord Montagu
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died on 31 August at the age of 88, was a central figure in the changes that took place in Museums, Heritage and Tourism during his lifetime. He was a pioneer of the “Stately Home” business and independent Museum
Share your ideas for a new cultural programme
News from the DCMS blog, authored by Ed Vaizey, invites you to share your ideas and support the White Paper.
Heritage Lottery Fund - Major Grants The First 100 key findings
In HLF's latest research study, they focused on the impact of their largest grants – those of £5million or more. One hundred and seventy-three of these ‘Major Grants’ have now been made, and the first 100 of them are complete. Many
Four new funding programmes from Arts Council England
Arts Council England announce that four new funding programmes have opened for applications.
Do you have a story for the Kent Life magazine?
If you would like to promote your museum or heritage site through a tailored article in the Kent Life magazine, written by a professional journalist, then read on.
We're funding a Hampshire Chamber of Commerce membership - apply now!
We are funding a one-year membership of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest regional business networks in the country and Hampshire's leading business organisation, for a Hampshire museum.
Funded place for a Hampshire Solent museum at Business South 'Leisure and Tourism' Breakfast Briefing 12 June 2015
This month, we are working with Business South to offer funded place at a special Leisure and Tourism breakfast briefing in Southampton on 12 June.
Opportunity for Kent & Medway museums to participate in a new family friendly passport scheme
'The Wheels of Time' is the working title for the new family and children's passport scheme to encourage more visitors to your museum.
Kent connections with Magna Carta and its 800th anniversary
Kent has strong associations with Magna Carta (MC) and plans for the 800th anniversary commemorations are well developed, with a strong focus in Canterbury, one of the 5 Charter Towns in England; in Faversham, where the Town Council owns an edition dated
Petersfield Museum purchase historic police station for expanded museum and tourism hub
The Police Station together with the Courthouse, which currently houses the Museum, to create a unique Victorian Justice Heritage Site, in which will be displayed the Museum’s existing collections together with those from Hampshire Constabulary H
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.
Welcome to Excellence - customer service training for employees and volunteers
Welcome to Excellence is a suite of high impact nationally available courses covering a range of customer service topics.
South East museums' resounding success at Beautiful South awards
It was a fantastic night for South East museums at Tourism South East's Beautiful South Awards for Excellence last week. The Mary Rose Museum,...
Kent's Big Weekend
Visit Kent has announced dates for the 2015 My Kent Big Weekend and is calling on the county’s tourist attractions, venues and destinations to get involved.
EOI sought to lease Sheerness Heritage Centre, Kent
Sheerness Heritage Centre – Rose Street, Sheerness, ME12 1AJ Expressions of Interest to lease the Grade 2 listed building and manage the Heritage Centre to promote the Island’s culture...
New Environmental Sustainability Toolkit for small tourism businesses
Museums across the UK can now access an extremely useful and easy to use online toolkit for making small and medium size tourism destinations more environmentally sustainable (and thereby saving...
Hampshire Big Theme 2015, Dinosaurs! Will you take part?
Joint marketing and promotion opportunites to benefit museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Be part of the 'Time Travelling on the Isle of Wight' tourism campaign
Important information for Isle of Wight museums about Visit Isle of Wight’s summer campaign from David Thornton, CEO of Visit Isle of Wight LTD. Deadline to respond Tuesday 20 May 2014
Have you signed up for Heritage Open Days?
If you’re planning to take part in Heritage Open Days this year, register NOW! And not just to get it done and out of the way – it can also make a huge difference to the profile of your...
'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). ...
Kent County Council's Art Investment Fund now open
Kent County Council invests in the arts because it values the contribution Arts and Culture bring to the wellbeing of the county and its potential to grow the Kent economy. It is recognised...
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...
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - best Large Visitor Attraction
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence 2013-2014
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...
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...
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...