Sensing Culture

Date added:  08/01/2021

Sensing Culture was a three-year multi-partner project with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as the lead partner, and funded by £438,900 from…

SEND in Museums Project Resources

Date updated:  20/08/2019

  "The children were alert, joining in, had fun. It was a relaxed visit and we went with what worked well. The resource can be…

Special Schools and Museum Toolkit

Date updated:  19/06/2019

We are delighted to launch this unique toolkit which aims to provide museums with practical support to create inclusive and accessible experiences for people with…

Access Review Template

Date updated:  15/07/2019

In 2016, Sonia Rasbery was commissioned to produce an access review template to help museums looking to improve their regular, in-house review process. Alongside this project,…

Archive of Historic England Research Publications

Date updated:  26/04/2019

The South Region Conservation Network, which brings together conservation professionals from across the region, recently drew attention to the wealth of resources available from the…

First hand account of Accreditation Assessment

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Part 1: Ever worried about the prospect of an Accreditation verification visit? Morwenna Rae, Curator at Dr Johnson’s House, London, reflects on her recent experience…

Working Towards an Audience Development Plan

Date updated:  04/03/2021

Presentation from 'Working Towards an Audience Development Plan' workshop delivered by Nicky Boyd in January 2015 as part of the activities of the Hampshire Solent…

Arts Council England Family Friendly Toolkit

Date updated:  30/04/2019

This toolkit is designed to support arts organisations wishing to make a commitment to families, making it easier for families to take part in the…

Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit. Author: Louise Cogman. One of the resources collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group. Download…

2014 Arts Award Supporter Starter Kit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Trinity College has launched this revised Starter Kit for organisations wanting to become Arts Award Supporters. There is also a new website aimed specifically at…

Basic Access Checklist

Date updated:  18/12/2019

A 3-page tick-box check list to start you on the right track on assessing access issues in your museum.  This check list is for guidance…

VisitEngland Market Research

Date updated:  26/04/2019

VisitEngland publishes useful research into tourism and leisure markets that museums can use both to inform their planning and to provide evidence for advocacy and…

Guidance on accesible toilets

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Based on notes provided by Cassie Herschel-Shorland, Access and Museum Design Consultant, via the GEM list: The following provision is recommended and to meet…

HLF: Thinking about Audience Development

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Guidance to help you think about audience development – that is how you can engage more people, and a wider range of people, with heritage.…

MLA Access for All Toolkit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Self-assessment toolkit designed to enable organisations to develop effective strategies for examining current performance, identify areas for improvement and develop more accessible and inclusive policies…

MLA Self-Assessment Checklist: Cultural Diversity

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Self-assessment tool to help museums, libraries and archives to develop an understanding of their current practice and to encourage positive developments in relation to cultural…

Museums Association diversify toolkit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Practical guidance and advice for employers in the museum sector on introducing positive-action schemes and creating a diverse workforce Download MA diversify toolkit

Disability Briefing

Date updated:  26/04/2019

A Disability Briefing presentation given by Brighton & Hove Council in November 2013. Download Disability_Briefing___Brighton___Hove_Council__Nov_2013.ppt...

Arts Award Guide 2013

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Arts Award supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders. We want to inspire young people aged 7 to 25 to enjoy the arts.…

Kpontin – Interim Report

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Kate Pontin's interim report, May 2013, on her progress towards developing a regional visitor capture framework. Download KPontin___Interim_Report.pdf... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business…

Josie Gale – FWW Centenary Presentation

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Presentation from Josie Gale, (Centenary Programme Museum Liaison Officer for English Regions) describing her role at the Imperial War Museum and about the Imperial War…

SEWS mental health project – report of phase 1, 2008

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Written by Jocelyn Goddard, Natalie Chambers, Neil Goddard, and Rebecca Linley for the Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development Service, 2008. Download SEWS_mental_health_project___report_of_phase_1__2008.doc... You…

Different Stories New Perspectives Final Report, 2010

Date updated:  30/04/2019

The Final Report, by Sonia Rasbery, 2010 - a community engagement in museums project funded by Renaissance South East. Download Different_Stories_New_Perspectives___Final_Report__2010.doc... You might also like…

Different Stories New Perspectives Project Booklet, 2010

Date updated:  30/04/2019

A community engagement in museums project funded by Renaissance South East.  Booklet edited by Helen Derbyshire & Sonia Rasbery, 2010. Download Different_Stories_New_Perspectives___Project_Booklet__2010.pdf...   You might…

VocalEyes – Coming into Focus

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Presentation by Judy Dixey and Roz Chalmers of VocalEyes who make the arts accessible to blind and partially sighted people through the medium of audio…

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