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Job Opportunity: Operations Manager, Portsmouth
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is currently employed within a management role to support the General Manager
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.
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.
Have your say: What are the skills and attributes needed by the UK’s museum workforce in the future?
Arts Council England, together with Museums Galleries Scotland, the Museums Association and the Association of Independent Museums have commissioned BOP Consulting and The Museum Consultancy to undertake a major study that takes a forward look at the skil
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.
Did you take part in October's Museums At Night?
Culture24 are currently collating feedback and visitor numbers, and you can help by encouraging the museums in your patch who took part by running an event to fill in their Venue Survey.
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
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...
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.
Hampshire Solent museums: apply for funding to take part in Visitor Finder or Visitor Verdict
As announced at 'Getting to Grips with Audience Data' 5 grants of up to £100 to help your museum improve use of audience data. It's first come, first served!
Shortlist for Family Friendly Museum Award 2015 Announced
This year’s shortlist for the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award is a reflection of all the different sorts of museums in Britain, and how each one can offer a wonderful welcome to families.
AIM launches the 'Hallmarks of Prospering Museums' framework
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) launched an important new initiative to help museums at its national conference this month. The “AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums” is a framework that helps museums and heritage organisations ide
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
How was Museums at Night for you?
Culture24 would love to know what your experience of Museums at Night has been like.
Leading professionals join the Collections Trust Board
The Collections Trust, the professional association for people working in collections management, has announced the appointment of six new Trustees to its existing Board following an open recruitment campaign.
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.
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.
Have you VanGo'd yourself? Culture24 tells us how
VanGoYourself is a website that allows people to recreate artworks from museums and galleries around the world. VanGoYourself offers a unique and fun way for couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as gaining a new perspective and engagement w
Call for Papers - 'In Gallery Engagement: Digital vs Analogue'
Conference: 22 July 2015, Oxford University Museum of Natural History Computer interactives, augmented reality, video screens and touchtables, digital is increasingly occupying gallery space as...
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.
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...
Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum raise £275,000 for new museum
The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum will march into new, purpose-built facilities next year after reaching its £275,000 fundraising target
Small Experiment & Community Catalyst funding available for Swale & Medway
The next deadline to apply for a Small Experiment or Community Catalyst grant is Monday, September 15th at 12 noon. What is a Small Experiment? This is an opportunity for anyone to experiment with...
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...
South & East Museum Federation AGM Update
Cambridge Study day — New Audiences, New Developments (Museum of Cambridge, Kettles Yard and the Cambridge Museum of Technology) Coming to the AGM? – Enough for many people to make their...
Heritage Lottery Fund investment to transform MERL
The Museum of English Rural Life has received a confirmed award of £1,798,200 for the Our Country Lives project from the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can read the official announcement from the...
AIM Visitor Verdict benchmarking scheme – places available, and a seminar day in London
Places are still available for this year on Visitor Verdict - AIM's new visitor research and benchmarking scheme. Eighty new places have been made available, with the scheme also now open...
Small Experiment & Community Catalyst funding available for Swale & Medway
What is a Small Experiment? This is an opportunity for anyone to experiment with innovative methods of planning and shaping projects and involving local people in activities. You could put on a...
Accreditation Update, May 2014
Updated guidance documents and CDP Template from Elaine Sansom, Accreditation Adviser (London and the South East) A new version of the Disposal Toolkit and additional guidance on financially...
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
Mary Rose Museum: Finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014
The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is one of six finalists selected for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of the best UK museums and galleries
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...
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...
'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). ...
Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2013-14 now closed
Bursaries totalling over £12,000 awarded, more than 100 individuals trained
NatSCA Evaluation Survey Report
NatSCA, the Natural Sciences Collections Association network, are pleased to present the findings of an Arts Council England funded study into the audiences of mixed discipline...
AIM Visitor Verdict benchmarking scheme - update
Over 120 museums have completed their registration for AIM’s new visitor experience benchmarking scheme, Visitor Verdict, and over 1,000 visitors have already been invited to share feedback...
New Expressions 3 (NE3)
New Expressions 3 (NE3), a national pathfinder project, has just been launched as a collaboration between contemporary visual artists, museums and historic places. NE3 explores, pioneers and...
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...
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...
'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
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...
Measuring the Impact of the Arts
How do you measure and evidence the impact of your work? A New Direction, Arts Inform, The Barbican, The Roundhouse The Lyric and The Royal Opera House, alongside London Transport Museum, The...
What is the Future of Museum Learning?
In the summer of 2013 Arts Council England commissioned Sam Cairns to run an enquiry, 'Future of museum learning for children and young people', with the museum sector in England. The...
Inspired by My Museum: Writing Competition - British Council India
This writing competition was launched at the Museums Association Conference in Liverpool in November. Entries can be poems, short stories or reports - up to 400 words long - inspired by a visit...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Military museums' First World War interactives collaboration
AMOT museums collaborating to create First World War interactives
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...
The Eridge Trust – small grants to museums & galleries
The Eridge Trust is a charitable trust whose overriding aim is to stimulate young people's enjoyment of art and kindle enthusiasms which we hope will enrich the rest of their lives. The Trust...
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. ...
Reminiscence Evaluation Toolkit
Since April 2012, Oxford ASPIRE has worked with Banbury Museum as a Delivery Partner on ‘Extending the Reach’, a three year project to expand their existing reminiscence programme across...
Changes in Accreditation: An update from Samuel Rowlands, (Accreditation Manager)
After a detailed review of the implementation of the revised Accreditation Standard and consideration of feedback received, changes are being implemented to the Accreditation returns programme. These...
Join the Family Arts Festival
This autumn hundreds of arts organisations across the UK will present events in the very first Family Arts Festival which aims to help introduce more families discover the richness and value of the...
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,...
£300,000 Fund available to Regional Museums
The John Ellerman Foundation has created a £300,000 fund for regional museums and galleries with a focus on visual and decorative arts, and social and natural history collections. The aim of...
New Arts Council England funding streams
Arts Council England has announced that applications are now open for four funding streams, likely to be worth more than £15m. The funding is intended for cultural organisations, libraries and...
Google offers free products and advertising for UK charities
Google has launched a new initiative to provide nonprofit organisations in the UK with free products, including up to £6,600 a month in advertising credit and free access to Google Apps....
Still time to take part in ‘Hidden Treasures’
Collections Trust and The Independent newspaper have partnered for a second year to run Hidden Treasures, a national initiative to celebrate collections in UK museums and archives. Details of...
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...
Job Opportunity: Assistant Curator, Egham Museum
The Assistant Curator will oversee the effective delivery of the Egham Museum’s day-to-day management in line with the organisational vision, mission and objectives, ensuring the Museum continues to offer a high standard of visitor engagement.
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.
Could you bag the prize at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2018?
These Awards celebrate best practice within the world of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions, attracting hundreds of entries which battle it out to win one of 11 prestigious awards.
South East Museum Development receives new round of Arts Council Funding until 2022
Museum Development is delighted to announce it's contiuned support to museums across the South East of England!
'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
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence is now open for entries
Get recognition for your projects and apply now!
Arts Council England announce new funding approach
Arts Council England stakeholders shape new funding for arts and culture sector
Have your say: The Impact of Charging Museum Admission: New AIM Research Survey And Study
AIM has just launched a sector wide survey which is the first part of vital research into the impact of charging for admissions on museums and heritage sites.
AIM Hallmarks Investment Fund - now open for applications!
The AIM Hallmarks Investment Fund is now open for applications. The closing date for the first round is 5 February 2016. The fund is open to AIM member, Accredited (or working towards Accreditation) museums in England and will make investments of between
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are open for entries
The Museum + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are now open for entries for projects completed between January and December 2015. The awards continue to generate public recognition for the winners and shortlistees! Enter Now!
'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
Visitor Finder merges with free Audience Finder database
Introductory scheme 'Visitor Finder' comes to an end in March 2016 and is now closed to new applicants. Museum can still join the broader Audience Finder programme free.
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
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.
Mary Rose Museum shares retail practice at US Museum Store Association conference
The Museum Store Association is an international organisation with the mission of advancing the nonprofit retail industry and the success of the professionals engaged in it by encouraging high standards of knowledge and professionalism.
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.
Museum + Heritage Awards - vote for Haslemere Museum
Vote for the only museum in the south east to be shortlisted!
Opportunity for Kent museums to work with Belgium partners
Kent County Council, with their Belgium parnters, the West Flanders Regional Government, are looking to submit an application for European funding to develop a Great War project that brings schools and museums together through the use of digital technolog
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,...
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).
The Visitor Studies Group Conference - call for Proposals
Call for Proposals - deadline: 21 November 2014 The annual VSG conference is a two-day event which aims to provoke and stimulate debate on key issues in Visitor Studies. Each year it brings together...
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.
Enter the Museums + Heritage Awards 2015
The Museums + Heritage Awards 2015 are now open for entry! Download your copy of the entry criteria and be sure to submit your projects in time for the closing date of Friday 30 January....
Audience Development - research
Two consultants working in the museums and heritage sector are undertaking research about audience development to feed into a session they are running at the Museums Association Conference in...
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...
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...
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....
Visitor Finder is a new initiative funded by ACE and managed by The Audience Agency. The project’s objective is to support museums in understanding and using visitor data more...
National Museum of the Royal Navy celebrates 100 years of untold stories with the opening of new £11.5M visitor attractions
Three major new attractions at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, opened for the first time yesterday.
Over £700,000 in grants go to South East museums
£4 million awarded to English museums from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
Free training opportunity from AMA
The Arts Marketing Association have launched their new small scale development programme - CultureHive - specifically designed for leaders (CEO, director, artist, producer, general manager) with...
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2014
Something for everyone! There are 11 different categories to choose from, offering an opportunity for everyone, regardless of the scale or size of project and budget. Cost-effectiveness is at...